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SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

BY DAVID BERLINER

October 19, 2018


The dirty secret in your investment portfolio: How you invest your savings might just be the single most important determinant of your carbon footprint

Report reveals how you invest your savings might just be the single most important determinant of your carbon footprint.

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October 15, 2018


Investir pour la santé de la planète: Dr John Edmonds

Pour ce médecin de l’hôpital pour enfant, prendre soin des générations futures a pris un tout nouveau sens avec le réchauffement climatique.

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October 12, 2018


Investing for the health of the planet For this Sick Kids doctor, climate change has given the goal of taking care of future generations a whole new meaning.

For this Sick Kids doctor, climate change has given the goal of taking care of future generations a whole new meaning.

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October 12, 2018


Une stratégie d'investissement écologique des plus riches pour tous

Investir, c’est penser au futur, et les Canadiens sont de plus en plus nombreux à placer leur argent pour un avenir plus propre et plus écologique.

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October 12, 2018


“This green investment is one way we’re paying it forward for our daughters’ generation”

Pediatricians Jean-Pierre Chanoine and Ariane Alimenti are seeking investments that support future generations and the fight against climate change.

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October 12, 2018


CoPower Green Bonds: make a profit while making a difference

Learn more about our 6-year, 5% or 4-year, 4% Green Bonds, and get started as a clean energy investor today!

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October 4, 2018


How individuals can help move the clean energy transition forward -- with or without government

There's a lot we can do as individuals to move the clean energy transition forward. Here are nine actions you can take from divesting to purchasing clean energy credits to supporting grassroots climate action.

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September 19, 2018


Shades of green: Making sense of responsible investing

The rapidly expanding universe of responsible investment products offers something for everyone. But these investments exist along a spectrum from a little less bad, to a lot more good.

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September 11, 2018


Green Bonds Explained: How Green Bonds are helping finance the transition to a renewable energy-powered future.

You may think of bonds as the boring, tried and true part of your investment portfolio. Government issued, 1-2%, barely-beating-inflation, yawn. Green Bonds are different, and there are increasingly compelling reasons--both financial and feel good--for individual investors to consider adding them to their investment portfolios.

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September 10, 2018


Investir pour une planète en dépassement

En tant qu'économiste écologique, Tom Green sait bien que, dans la nature, rien ne peut pousser indéfiniment, et il en va de même, nous dit-il, pour notre économie.

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September 6, 2018


CoPower invests $6.4 million in geothermal for BC homeowners

CoPower's latest project investment is helping build greener communities in British Columbia.

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September 6, 2018


CoPower investit 6,4 M$ en géothermie pour des propriétaires à Kelowna en CB

Nous sommes très heureux d’annoncer le plus gros investissement à ce jour de CoPower dans un projet : un portefeuille de 6,4 M$ dans des projets en chauffage et climatisation géothermiques résidentiels à Kelowna en Colombie-Britannique.

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September 1, 2018


How individuals can help move the clean energy transition forward -- with or without government

There's a lot we can do as individuals to move the clean energy transition forward. Here are nine actions you can take from divesting to purchasing clean energy credits to supporting grassroots climate action.

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August 29, 2018


Un PDG cherche des investissements du bon côté de la transition à une économie faible en carbone

« En tant qu’entrepreneur et qu’investisseur, je suis confiant dans les sociétés et les produits qui sont du bon côté de la transition à une économie faible en émissions de carbone. »

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August 27, 2018


Turning my boring savings account into an ethical investment portfolio: Bronwyn Oatley

“In The Green” is a series of interviews with all types of green investors, from those who are starting small with a fossil-free ETF, to those who have dived in head-first to create a 100% earth-and human-friendly portfolio, to find out how they’re doing it.

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August 24, 2018


Investing for an earth in overshoot: Tom Green

Earth Overshoot Day, the day when humanity has used up all the resources that the planet can renew in one year, fell on August 1st -- the earliest it has ever been. Ecological economist Tom Green discusses what this means for his investment portfolio.

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August 15, 2018


This CEO is seeking investments on the right side of the low carbon transition

“As an entrepreneur and an investor I’m bullish on companies and products that are on the right side of the low carbon transition. You can see this clearly reflected in my investments and where I focus my energy.”

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August 2, 2018


Ask your wealth manager annoying questions

“Vote with your money,” is what we’re told, but that’s only one part of the equation. We also need good places to put our money, and that starts with asking questions.

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July 19, 2018


What does Ontario's new government mean for CoPower?

While we’re deeply disappointed by the events of the past month and our new government’s attitude toward clean energy and climate change, fortunately, CoPower's existing investments and immediate project investment pipeline are not directly impacted.

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July 11, 2018


The Bank of Canada just raised their rates again: what does that mean for my bonds?

The Bank of Canada just raised its key interest rate again. What does this mean for bond investors and CoPower's Green Bondholders?

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July 3, 2018


Le dernier investissement en énergie propre de CoPower aide les communautés à gagner de l’argent grâce au soleil

Au vu des récentes élections en Ontario, ce projet est l’illustration parfaite de comment CoPower et nos investisseurs d’obligations vertes peuvent s’unir pour encourager la transition énergétique au Canada et pourquoi c’est aujourd’hui plus important que jamais.

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July 3, 2018


CoPower’s latest clean energy investment helps communities earn money from the sun

Our latest project investment is a perfect illustration of how CoPower and our Green Bond investors can come together to drive Canada’s clean transition forward and why that’s more important than ever.

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June 29, 2018


Dans les coulisses de nos revues diligentes

Dans un souci de transparence, nous vous dévoilons comment CoPower sélectionne et choisit ses projets d’investissement et les fondamentaux qui entrent dans l’établissement d’un produit de placement à impact élevé et soutenu par des énergies propres.

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June 28, 2018


What does it take to build a 100% impact investment portfolio?

Impact investing is taking off around the world, but how do you actually build an investment portfolio for good? Social finance pro & CoPower Green Bond investor Jory Cohen opens up the portfolio he manages with his wife Jill to show us how they're doing it.

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June 25, 2018


A dive into due diligence: Choosing the clean energy projects that back our Green Bonds

CoPower may be best-known for our signature Green Bonds, but what makes them possible are the real clean energy and energy efficiency projects that back them.

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June 12, 2018


CoPower makes the 2018 B Corporation Best For The World List

We’ve been named a #Bestfortheworld B Corporation, and that’s made us a better company.

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June 7, 2018


How individuals can help move the clean energy transition forward -- with or without government

There's a lot we can do as individuals to move the clean energy transition forward. Here are nine actions you can take from divesting to purchasing clean energy credits to supporting grassroots climate action.

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May 31, 2018


Fixed income investing: How do CoPower Green Bonds stack up?

Learn about some of CoPower Green Bonds' core terms and features, where they fit in a diversified portfolio, and how they stack up to other fixed income investment opportunities.

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May 30, 2018


Energy efficiency, a no-brainer for your home and your portfolio

Sustainable building expert and CoPower Green Bond investor Jup Bhasin has invested in energy efficiency at home and via his portfolio. Check out his tips for reducing your energy use and energy bill while increasing the comfort of your home.

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May 25, 2018


Les nouvelles obligations vertes de CoPower: gagner de l’argent avec la planète

Apprenez-en davantage sur nos obligations vertes de 6 ans à 5% et de 4 ans à 4%, et devenez un investisseur en énergie propre dès aujourd’hui.

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May 14, 2018


CoPower's new Green Bonds help you profit with the planet

Learn more about our 6-Year, 5% Green Bonds and 4-Year, 4% Green Bonds, and get started as a clean energy investor today.

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April 22, 2018


This Earth Day, meet the new Green Bonds!

This Earth Day, we’re thrilled to announce our next issuance of CoPower Green Bonds, ready to help you put your money to work for profit and planet.

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April 20, 2018


CBC Radio: Planet-Friendly Investing with Bruce Sellery

CBC Radio interviews personal finance expert Bruce Sellery about Green Bonds and how Canadians can make investments that align with their values.

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April 16, 2018


Investing in climate action means investing in community: Brian Montgomery

The City of Hamilton is crushing their climate targets and Brian Montgomery has had a lot to do with that. In our latest blog, he shares his philosophy of engaging with and investing in community solutions to climate change.

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April 4, 2018


Fighting climate change in court and at the bank: Fraser Thomson

Ecojustice lawyer Fraser Thomson talks to us about making sure his investment portfolio isn't undermining the work he does to defend the planet.

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March 28, 2018


Investing is all about the future. For this CEO the question is what kind of future?

Andrea Nemtin is the CEO and President of Inspirit Foundation, the first foundation in Canada to commit to investing 100 percent of its assets for impact. So when it comes to CoPower's green investments, she's on board, both personally and professionally.

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March 21, 2018


Two sides of the same coin: Clean investing and ending financing for fossil fuels

Patrick DeRochie is the Climate & Energy Program Manager for Environmental Defence, where he leads campaigns to build support for Canada’s transition to a low-carbon, clean economy. As a CoPower Green Bond investor he’s aligning his work with his personal finances.

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March 19, 2018


This investment is one way I’m pushing back against oil and gas development in the Arctic

As a conservation advocate, Joanna Jack is walking the talk: fighting fossil fuel development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge while investing her savings in the future she wants to see.

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February 22, 2018


Thanks a million (or ten), Canada!

As of this morning, CoPower is now officially sold out of our second Green Bond issuance. Thank you to the nearly 400 Canadians who have invested $10,000,000 in our clean energy future! Read on for more about the impact our flagship investment product and our community of investors has had already.

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February 5, 2018


Why investing in clean energy counts for more in Alberta

Looking to maximize the positive impact of your investments? Supporting clean energy projects in Alberta is a powerful way to make your money go further.

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February 5, 2018


CoPower's current issuance of Green Bonds is nearly sold out: less than $300K remaining

As of today, we have just under $300K remaining in Green Bonds which will bring us to a total of $10 million invested in Canadian clean energy. As we accept the final round of investments for this Green Bond issuance and prepare for the next, we wanted to take a look back at the incredible impact our investors and our flagship investment product have had to date.

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February 2, 2018


La Banque du Canada hausse ses taux: quels effets sur mes obligations ?

Au début du mois, la Banque du Canada a annoncé qu’elle relevait son taux directeur pour passer de 1% à 1.25%, et son gouverneur Stephen Poloz a indiqué que les Canadiens devaient se faire à l’idée d’autres augmentations à venir.

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January 29, 2018


The Bank of Canada just raised their rates: what does that mean for my bonds?

The Bank of Canada recently raised its key interest rate, with Governor Stephen Poloz indicating that Canadians should get comfortable with more to come. What does this mean for CoPower's Green Bondholders?

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January 25, 2018


We've screened nearly $1B in clean energy projects: Here's how we choose the best for your Green Bonds

CoPower may be best-known for our signature Green Bonds, but what makes them possible are the real clean energy and energy efficiency projects that back them.

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January 25, 2018


Qu’est-ce qu’une obligation verte?

Les obligations vertes contribuent à financer la transition énergétique.

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January 22, 2018


Finding balance in all things, from clean eating to clean investing

Hana James is Director of Community and Co-Founder of Greenhouse Juice Co, the breakout success of Canada’s cold-pressed juice scene. Greenhouse puts health and sustainability at the core of everything they do, so it’s not surprising that Hana is also working on “detoxing” her investment portfolio.

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January 18, 2018


Green Bonds Explained

Green bonds are helping to finance the transition to a renewable energy-powered future while offering investors the potential for competitive returns.

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January 15, 2018


5 strategies to green your RRSP

Interest in responsible investing has blossomed in the past decade, meaning that Canadians have more “green” options to add to their RRSPs and TFSAs than before.

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January 10, 2018


Investing for the health of the planet: Dr. Joe Vipond

As an emergency room physician for the past seventeen years, I’ve become increasingly vocal about the impact climate change and environmental toxins has on our health.

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January 8, 2018


Questrade et CoPower: Comment rendre vos REER et CELI plus écologique facilement?

Grâce au plus grand courtier en placements indépendant en ligne au Canada, il est maintenant plus facile que jamais de détenir des obligations vertes de CoPower au sein d’un compte enregistré. Le processus en ligne est rapide, pas besoin de face à face ou de déplacement.

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January 3, 2018


Questrade + CoPower: The easy way to green your RRSP or TFSA

Thanks to Canada’s largest independent online investment broker it’s now easier (and cheaper!) than ever to hold CoPower Green Bonds in a registered account. A quick, online process with no people to meet with, or offices to visit.

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December 22, 2017


Comment mieux utiliser mon bonus de fin d’année: Jake Levinson

« Cette année, j’ai décidé d’essayer une nouvelle stratégie d’investissement, et non, pas les bitcoins, mais l’investissement écologique »

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December 22, 2017


« Mon bonus de fin d'année va améliorer mon bilan carbone et me rapporter un bon rendement. »

« J’ai choisi de placer mon bonus dans des obligations vertes car j'espère pouvoir un jour acheter un logement, et pouvoir gagner 5% d'intérêts sur le revenu fixe de mon portefeuille est formidable » explique Tori.

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December 22, 2017


Bitcoin: the anti-impact investment

Mining ever-more bitcoins out of thin air pumps ever-greater amounts of climate-change-causing CO2 into that same air.

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December 19, 2017


My holiday bonus is improving my carbon footprint & earning me a good return: Tori Woodward

"Most investments I’ve made in the past have felt pretty impersonal. Part of what I loved about investing in Green Bonds was that it was a personal decision and something I was genuinely excited about.”

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December 19, 2017


A better use for my year end bonus: Jake Levinson

“This year, I decided to use my year-end bonus to experiment with a new investing strategy - no, not bitcoin - green investing.”

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December 7, 2017


Private Placements: One of the few Tweet-proof investments of our time

For investors who are considering reducing market exposure, but aren’t keen on today’s low bond interest rates, it’s a good time to consider adding private placements to your portfolio.

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November 28, 2017


This year, I’m giving the gift of a greener future

Indra is investing in a CoPower Green Bond as a Christmas gift to Miguel this year, an investment she hopes he will use for his education a little ways down the road, and which will do good for the world while he’s not old enough to make use of it.

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November 23, 2017

Six questions to ask when evaluating a clean energy investment:

Clean energy investments have been available to high net worth individuals and institutions for years, but for most of us, this is an exciting new opportunity. So, how do you determine which is the right investment for you? Here are six considerations to keep in mind when choosing a clean energy investment best tailored to your financial and impact goals.

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November 23, 2017

Les six questions à poser pour choisir un investissement dans les énergies propres

Clean energy investments have been available to high net worth individuals and institutions for years, but for most of us, this is an exciting new opportunity. So, how do you determine which is the right investment for you? Here are six considerations to keep in mind when choosing a clean energy investment best tailored to your financial and impact goals.

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November 14, 2017


Investing in a world where disruption is the new normal

What’s an investor to do when disruption is both the new normal and so rapid and difficult to predict? We asked Sean Drygas, Bullfrog Power's VP of Finance and Corporate Development (and a CoPower Green Bond investor) to share his thoughts on investing for impact in a fast-changing world.

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November 1, 2017


The first Green Bond for Saskatchewanians

We're thrilled to announce that as of today, investors in Saskatchewan can finally put the planet in their portfolios.

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October 20, 2017


Q&A: Meet Jennifer, CoPower’s resident investment expert

Jennifer recently joined CoPower as Manager of Impact Investing from RBC Global Asset Management. With a ten-year career in investment banking and portfolio management at some of Canada’s largest firms, she brings a lot to the table.

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August 29, 2017


The Ivey Foundation makes the case for sustainable investing

The Ivey Foundation is one of several leading Canadian foundations making an impact not only through its traditional granting programs, but also with its investment portfolio.

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July 30, 2017


A big step towards putting the planet in everyone’s portfolio

CoPower raises another $2 million in equity financing to further scale our investment platform and provide a simple way for every Canadian investor to put the planet in their portfolio.

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July 27, 2017


A fossil-free investor on having “the conversation” with her advisor

If you’ve ever tried talking about fossil free, ethical or responsible investing with your investment advisor or bank account manager you may be familiar with the frustrating conversation Suzanne Tokarsky had with hers.

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July 6, 2017


Why individual investors matter in the transition to a clean energy economy

What difference can my $5000 investment actually make? A big difference. Here's why we believe individual investors have an crucial role to play in filling the climate finance gap, a role not currently filled by mainstream financial institutions.

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July 4, 2017


A cleantech vet on the only clean energy investment he’s making today (& why it isn’t Tesla)

How has 18 years working in the cleantech industry as an engineer, renewable energy consultant, and writer shaped Matthew Klippenstein's approach to investing?

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June 14, 2017


The case for Green Bonds in the Trump era

One commonly cited reason CoPower investors give for adding Green Bonds to their investment portfolio is diversification: they like what they see as the Green Bonds' lack of correlation to public market volatility.

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June 12, 2017


Trump, Paris & reflecting on how far the climate movement has come

The day Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, I had a little cry at my desk, partly out of frustration, but mostly out of joy and relief at the global response to his announcement and how far the climate movement has come.

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June 8, 2017


For this Alberta teen impact investing was never a question

At 15, Hailey is one of CoPower's youngest Green Bond investors. Without ever having heard of the concept of impact investing, Hailey decided that her first-ever investment would be a Green Bond investment that is good for the planet and that could help fund her university education.

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May 11, 2017


Making Geothermal Happen: CoPower Green Bonds in action

Earlier this week, we announced $1 million in project financing to Marmott Energies, supporting their mission of making geothermal heating and cooling systems affordable for the average homeowner.

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April 26, 2017


Jory and Jill's personal impact investing journey

What does it take to build a 100% impact investment portfolio? Jory Cohen has been tackling this problem for two years as Director of Social Finance & Investment at Inspirit Foundation. Now he and his wife Jill have committed to the same with their personal investments. This is how they're doing it.

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March 1, 2017


CoPower Launches $20M Green Bond Issuance!

CoPower Inc., a leading Canadian clean energy online investment platform, announced today that the first tranche of its $20 million issuance of Green Bonds is now available to individual investors, providing Canadians with the unique opportunity to invest in clean energy projects across North America.

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February 27, 2017


A Québec Green Bond for the rest of us / Des obligations vertes Québécoises pour nous tous

Last Friday, February 24th, Quebec's first provincial green bond sold out in minutes to major institutional investors, but what about the rest of us?

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February 22, 2017


CoPower and Vancity Capital Corporation team up to bring Green Bonds to Canadians

We're pleased to announce that Vancity Capital Corp. has injected $1 million in financing to CoPower's revolving credit facility, to support the development of our flagship Green Bonds.

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February 7, 2017


Investing in clean energy & conservation where it counts the most

For investors looking to maximize the impact of their green investments, supporting clean energy projects in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia or the territories, is a powerful way to reduce emissions at an even greater scale.

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February 1, 2017


CoPower Green Bonds rolling out March 1st

On March 1st investors across Canada will have the opportunity to participate in and profit from the transition to a clean energy future by investing in CoPower Green Bonds.

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January 26, 2017


In The Green: Braden Root-McCaig

In The Green is a series of interviews with all types of green investors. This week we talked to millennial investor Braden Root-McCaig on his decision to dip a toe into the world of impact and green investing.

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January 25, 2017


Why we need to support the clean transition now more than ever

With or without government leadership on climate change, there’s a lot we can do as individuals to move forward with the clean transition.

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December 14, 2016


Green vs. Greenwashed: Measuring what matters

How can we tell the difference between “green” and “greenwashed”? It’s easy to slap buzzwords on a product -- it’s hard to make and measure real change.

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December 13, 2016


Holiday gifts that give back

The holidays often end up being a wasteful season, but it doesn't have to be this way. The year considering buying your gifts from one of hundreds of Canadian B Corporations. Not only will you be able to give a cool gift, but also a story of positive impact that will make your friends and family feel great.

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November 25, 2016


Investment from Fondaction CSN fuels growth of our clean energy investing model

CoPower is delighted to announce a $300,000 investment from Fondaction, a mission-aligned investor with a 20 year track record for growing and supporting environmentally responsible businesses.

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November 14, 2016


Will President Trump Kill the Clean Energy Economy?

With falling clean energy stock prices and first-hundred-days commitments like lifting restrictions on coal production, the Trump Presidency appears to be a major setback in the fight against climate change. Here's why clean energy's prospects may not be as grim as you think.

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November 1, 2016


Pressing Pause on LRP & the Future of Ontario’s Renewable Energy Transition

CoPower's Director of Projects Jonathan Frank on the suspension of Ontario's Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) process, the missed opportunity for our province, and how we can still move forward with the clean energy transition.

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October 31, 2016


CoPower named Social Enterprise of the Year

CoPower named 2016 Social Enterprise of the Year at the MaRS Social Finance Forum.

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October 28, 2016


CoPower raises $3M from Canadian foundations to democratize clean energy investing

CoPower raises $3M from The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the Ivey Foundation & the Hamilton Community Foundation to democratize clean energy investing in Canada.

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October 24, 2016


How to build a career in clean energy

CoPower CEO David Berliner's top tips for millennials looking to build careers in clean energy or cleantech.

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September 28, 2016


Outstanding contributors to clean capitalism, that's us!

CoPower's leadership honoured with a Clean50 award for outstanding contribution to clean capitalism and an Environmental Entrepreneur of the Year award.

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July 7, 2016


Insights on the future of Impact Investing

What does the future of impact investing hold? How can we use our portfolios to catalyze change?

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June 10, 2016

A Smart Green Bank’s Mission: Planned Obsolescence

The Ontario Government's 2016 Climate Change Action Plan includes the creation of a green bank. What's the most powerful thing a green bank could do? Make itself obsolete.

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June 1, 2016


Is Big Oil FINALLY Budging on Climate Change Mitigation?

Even as oil prices slowly recover, the message from citizens all over the world is clear: clean energy is the future, which makes green investing the smarter choice.

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May 26, 2016

The shining light in Ontario’s climate plan that no one is talking about.

Ontario's new climate change plan offers a multi-billion dollar opportunity to shift us to a clean energy, low carbon future. Here's CoPower's take on how Premier Wynne and team can get it right.

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May 18, 2016


Man vs. Woman: Who makes a better investor?

A new RIA report finds that women while are nearly twice as likely as men to express uncertainty about responsible investing. We dug deeper to find out why that is and what the hidden benefits are.

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April 26, 2016


Why I joined 200 Canadian CEOs to call for a federal clean energy loan guarantee.

What 4 key actions can the federal government take to effectively support cleantech in Canada?

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March 18, 2016


What Canadians have been Waiting For

As our new federal government touts a much more climate-friendly agenda, Canadians are rallying behind the cause. It’s clear: Canadians want decisive action on climate change, now.

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March 8, 2016

How women are changing the impact investing landscape

In the context of impact investing, recent surveys have suggested that there are in fact differences between men and women.

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March 1, 2016

In Canada and Abroad, the Future looks Bright for Clean Energy

Climate change is happening, and if we don’t make serious changes very quickly, the outlook is not good. Fortunately, when it comes to the energy sector, the future is looking green.

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January 27, 2016


Why I’m divesting (and how you can too)!

Join a movement of people changing the way we invest,

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January 22, 2016

Will millennials take impact investing mainstream?

Millennials. Generation Y. Often touted as the “Me” generation. More selfish than their predecessors, the Generation Xs and the Baby Boomers. But when it comes to investing, this myth about millennials just doesn’t hold up.

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January 18, 2016

Why and how we are simplifying green investing

A wise person once told me, “investors don’t solve problems, they make money”. I take the point — investments are intended to preserve and grow capital. But the good news is, entrepreneurs do solve problems – and investors have the power to choose where they are placing their capital, and how they build value.

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December 16, 2015

What Paris means for Canada

The Paris climate agreement's impact on Canada

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December 1, 2015

Small is big: the opportunity for distributed clean energy

The Paris climate talks and how you and I use energy

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November 17, 2015


The role for impact investors in climate change and clean energy.

This post is a summary of my thoughts from a panel I participated on at the MaRS Social Finance Forum on November 12, 2015 in Toronto.

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November 9, 2015


Why the climate movement should care about 24 Sussex

Why the Prime Minister's official residence should go green and go solar.

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October 30, 2015

Empowering individual investors

If you’ve got the good fortune to be friends with any securities lawyers, chances are they’ve been trying to pin you down at cocktail parties for a while now.

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October 26, 2015

What does a Liberal government mean for clean energy in Canada?

With the election of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government on Monday, the clean energy landscape in Canada is certain to change.

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October 8, 2015

CoPower closes financing round from leading impact investors

CoPower, an online marketplace for clean energy investing, announced today that it raised $850,000 in a seed round of financing led by Innovation Support and RBC.

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June 8, 2015

Energy Efficiency lessons

3 lessons from my energy efficiency conference

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April 27, 2015

CoPower Spring Update

Our most exciting news as we leave the winter, with info on hiring, travels and reading recommendations. Take a look!

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February 9, 2015

CoPower Winter Update

CoPower announces its financing platform, adds Kathrin Ohle and James Van Bergh, and attends the Canadian Crowdfunding Summit.

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December 9, 2014


CoPower Launches

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of CoPower’s online investment platform for clean energy and the successful financing of our first projects.

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December 9, 2014

CoPower Holiday Update

CoPower announces its financing platform, Lending Club raises IPO terms, and solar investment is only just getting started.

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November 11, 2014


Platforms — investing in the 21st century

Notes from a panel discussion at the MaRS Social Finance Forum 2014 (Toronto, Canada).

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November 11, 2014

CoPower Update - November 2014

CoPower selected for MaRS Community Finance Solutions, Raphael Bouskila speaks, and other news.

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September 10, 2014

CoPower Update - September 2014

Great reception from investors for online platform Lending Club, and other clean energy news.

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August 13, 2014


Financial Innovation Is Spreading to Efficiency

America has been the focus of attention in efficiency finance, but Canada is seeing a wave of activity too.

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August 13, 2014

CoPower Update - August 2014

CoPower and Dunsky Energy write about energy efficiency finance, and Ontario shines on for solar.

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July 9, 2014

CoPower Update - July 2014

CoPower hosts equity-crowdfunding event, launch of new website and video, and other updates.

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June 4, 2014

CoPower Update - June 2014

CoPower hosts crowdfunding event, launches its website and attends C2MTL - and, investors are going crazy for crowdfunding platforms.

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May 23, 2014


Commerce and creativity

Thoughts inspired by entrepreneurship as a search for truth.

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May 13, 2014


Flash Boys and the Wolf of Wall Street

How the crowd can alter our “financialization” trend

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May 13, 2014

CoPower Update - May 2014

CoPower joins the MaRS group, attends Solar Ontario and Globe, and is selected for C2MTL

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April 25, 2014


What’s the link between tech and financing?

New technologies get discovered and funded all the time. This is how they make it to scale

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April 7, 2014

CoPower Update - April 2014

CoPower attends ZERO2014, GLOBE and C2MTL, SDEVM announces financing for CoPower, and other clean energy and investing news.

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April 4, 2014


GLOBE2014 panel

Evolution or Revolution: thoughts on innovations in sustainable finance from the GLOBE2014 international conference.

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March 11, 2014

CoPower Update - March 2014

Our first update newsletter, with the latest equity-crowdfunding and clean energy news.

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