first_imgThis week, The Motet kicked off their fall tour with Dopapod. Tonight, ahead of their show at New York City’s Irving Plaza, the group will head to Madison Square Garden, where they’ll play a special halftime performance during tonight’s basketball game. Before the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets play each other as part of the Subway Series, Motet vocalist Lyle Divinsky will open the game by singing the National Anthem. The full band will then perform a special, funk-fueled halftime show later in the evening.Members Of The Motet, TAB, & More Tribute Jamiroquai At Brooklyn Comes Alive [Audio/Videos]The Knicks/Nets game will be televised on the MSGNetwork (and you can watch online at MSG Go). Folks in the New York area can also catch The Motet’s show with Dopapod at Irving Plaza tonight, with more information about the show and tickets available here. Today also marks the release of a brand-new single from the Colorado-based funk act—a new tune called “Get It Right”. You can take a listen for yourself below! [Photo: Emily Butler]last_img read more


first_imgThe pensions group – which includes the firm’s huge life and pensions subsidiary and the independent professional pension funds AP, PJD and ISP – said the Hungarian green bonds had been earmarked for the development of wind and water energy, biogas facilities and the generation of electricity from biomass and solar panels.“In addition, we have invested DKK37m in bonds from the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and DKK112m in an issue from the World Bank,” said Nørgaard.Though the World Bank bond was not an explicitly green issue, Nørgaard said Sampension could be sure it was supporting projects in developing countries implemented under responsible standards when buying into any World Bank bond issue.The Copenhagen-based pensions group said it also invested DKK18m to help in the fight against COVID-19 in Guatemala.Sampension said that overall, it currently had approximately DKK11.3bn invested in forestry, renewable green energy solutions and green bonds.Germany’s finance agency last month confirmed the country’s planned debut in green bond issuance is still on track for the second half of this year, despite the coronavirus pandemic.Meanwhile, the Danish central bank is still hammering out the technical details of Denmark’s first green issuance – a model to include green certificates alongside standard government bonds in order to avoid fragmentation of the Nordic country’s limited government debt.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. Danish labour-market pension fund Sampension said it has invested around DKK300m (€40m) in green and sustainable bonds since the beginning of this year, boosting its investment volumes in this fixed income asset type.Green bond issuance is now slowly picking up again, the DKK293bn (€39bn) pensions group said, after a dip when the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic became serious, and ESG bond issuance focused more on financing to tackle the viral outbreak.Jesper Nørgaard, deputy chief investment officer at Sampension, said: “If the risk is the same and there is no difference in the expectations of the return, then we always invest in green.”Sampension listed the investments in green and sustainable bond issues it had made so far this year, including more than DKK52m of Chilean government-issued green bonds, DKK15m of green bonds issued by the Polish government and over DKK42m of green bonds from the Hungarian state.last_img read more