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Connecticut Green Bank Launches Award-Winning 11th Green Liberty Notes Offering

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July 9, 2024


With investments starting at $100, the 11th offering makes energy efficiency upgrades more accessible for small businesses and organizations  

Hartford, CT (July 9, 2024)—CGB Green Liberty Notes LLC, a subsidiary of the Connecticut Green Bank, announced the launch of its award-winning 11th offering today. The crowdfunding campaign, now in its third year, is made possible by Raise Green, an online marketplace for impact investing.

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to continue making much-needed energy efficiency upgrades more accessible to small businesses and organizations across Connecticut,” said Bryan Garcia, President and CEO of the Connecticut Green Bank. “Our 11th Green Liberty Notes offering will help bolster Connecticut’s clean energy transition and support the state’s local economy. By investing, you’re not just making a financial choice; you’re helping to build a more resilient future for our communities.”

Investments in the Green Liberty offering support Eversource’s SBEA program, which enables small businesses in Connecticut to lower their energy expenses through efficiency enhancements and interest-free loans. Due to the climate benefits associated with the SBEA program, Kestrel has reviewed and verified this Green Liberty offering for its environmental attributes. The Green Bank’s partnership with Amalgamated Bank has deployed over $100 million of private capital into the SBEA program.

Notes may be purchased through the Raise Green online platform  without a broker, starting with a $100 minimum. The previous Green Liberty offering was the eighth consecutive offer to surpass its maximum limit for a raised amount, so interested investors are encouraged to act quickly.

Featuring a low minimum investment, a short one-year term, and an easy online purchase process, Green Liberty offerings were created to be accessible to nearly anyone who wants to invest. In total, more than $2.7 million has been raised from Connecticut citizens and buyers from 35 states nationwide. Over 60% of original investments have been $1,000 or less, with more than half of the investors being Connecticut residents.

Investors from the seventh round of Green Liberty Notes (now reaching the end of its term) can reinvest their principal and interest in this latest offering. Anyone who invested in the seventh round and invests in this offering, either by reinvesting their principal and interest or by investing a different amount, will receive an interest rate “boost” as a thank-you for their early support of the Green Liberty Notes.

The Connecticut Green Bank was recognized by the Clean Energy States Alliance with the 2024 State Leadership in Clean Energy (SLICE) Award for its leadership, innovation, and effectiveness in advancing clean energy technologies through the Green Liberty Notes.

“We are deeply honored to receive CESA’s prestigious State Leadership in Clean Energy award for our Green Liberty Notes Program,” said David Beech, Senior Manager of Clean Energy Finance, who accepted the Award on behalf of the Green Bank at CESA’s annual meeting.  “This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and partners who are committed to advancing clean energy solutions and making them more accessible.”

For more information about this investment opportunity, please visit invest.ctgreenbank.com.