The Defence White Paper sets out a comprehensive, responsible long term plan for Australiaâs defence. The Government is investing in Defence to ensure that we have the armed forces we need to protect Australia and to secure our interests in the coming decades.
Launched after the publication of the European Commission Green Paper on the Long-Term financing of the European Economy, in July 2013, the European Long-Term Investors (ELTI) association gathers 27 European long-term financial institutions. With a combined balance sheet of 2.3 trillion euros, ELTI's goal is to promote long-term investment in close alignment with the objectives and initiatives developed by the European Union to foster sustainable, smart and inclusive growth and job creation.
As they generate utility savings from efficiency projects, GRFs provide reliable returns on investment and short repayment periods. Established funds have reported ROIs ranging from 20 percent (Georgia Tech and the University of North Carolina) to 59 percent (Boston University), with a median annual ROI of 28 percent. This suggests that GRFs can not only significantly outperform average endowment investment returns, but continue to identify and finance high-yield projects over the long term.
Defensive Investing for a Volatile Stock Market Commissioner Barnier s wide ranging Green Paper on Long Term Financing opened the discussions on EU initiatives for finding the most effective policy
In order to fully participate in The Challenge and gain access to the Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS), an institution will pay an annual 1/20th of one percent administrative fee (not to exceed $2,500), based on the committed size of its green revolving fund. For example, a $1,000,000 green revolving fund would pay a $500 administrative fee while a $3,000,000 fund would pay a $1,500 administrative fee.