US based Kestrel Verifiers Joins Approved Verifier Pool. West Coast Presence, Water Expertise

The team of Verifiers keeps growing worldwide: US Water and Energy specialist joins.

Say welcome to Kestrel Verifiers!


What’s it all about?

The Climate Bonds Standard Board has confirmed Kestrel Verifiers as an Approved Verifier under the Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme.

Kestrel Verifiers is a woman-owned small business providing strategic planning and consultation to government agencies, businesses and community organizations.

Headquartered in Hood River, Oregon, they also operate from sites in California and Tennessee. Their experience includes consultation on renewable energy, water supply, water quality, ecosystem restoration, and recycled water.

As an Approved Verifier, they will be assessing green bond projects' eligibility and compliance with our Water, Solar and Wind Criteria providing certification under the Climate Bonds Standard.


Who’s saying what?

Monica Reid, CEO and Principal Consultant, Kestrel Verifiers, Inc:

“As a small business, we will maintain our total commitment to being responsive and trustworthy in service to our clients.

We look forward to working with the Climate Bonds Initiative and issuers, and doing our part to catalyze solutions to the tremendous environmental and infrastructure challenges posed by global climate change.”



Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative:

“Kestrel coming on board is a welcome addition to our US based Verifiers. There is enormous growth potential for Certified green bonds, particularly in the municipal sector and to fund system upgrades and new climate resilient infrastructure.

Kestrel's long-term expertise, particularly around water, energy and environmental assessment well matches where we see the US market developing.”



The Last Word

The Climate Bonds Standard is a screening tool for investors and governments which allows them to easily prioritize climate and green bonds with confidence that the funds are being used to deliver climate change solutions.

Kestrel joins a global team of 24 Approved Verifiers, who play a vital part in the Climate Bonds Certification scheme which increases assurance for investors around the funded assets.

As the US market expands, their West Coast presence and expertise around energy and water issues will come to the fore.  American green finance and green bond markets are growing, particularly in California and we expect states to follow. 



‘Till next time,

Climate Bonds

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