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WHY GREEN BONDS

WHY GREEN BONDS

Moving communities away from carbon dependence is a serious challenge; to achieve the goal of $53 trillion in clean energy investment needed by 2035 to keep global warming below two degrees, the International Energy Agency suggests using several tools, including…

Adding green bonds to investment portfolios

Adding green bonds to investment portfolios

We believe green bonds are a “no-brainer” for clients focused on sustainable investing. Green bonds offer similar yields, ratings and return profiles to other fixed income investments, and fund projects that are having a tangible and measurable impact in the effort…

What are green bonds for?

What are green bonds for?

Green bonds are specifically intended for the financing or repayment of green projects, i.e. sustainable and socially responsible projects in areas as diverse as renewable energies, energy efficiency, clean transportation or responsible waste management. Green bonds are specifically intended for…

Sustainable finance in the markets

Sustainable finance in the markets

Interest in sustainable finance accelerated in 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the need for funds to help economies, businesses and individuals recover in a responsible way that addresses environmental and social challenges1 . The global sustainable finance market totaled US…

Sustainable finance

Sustainable finance

Some of the largest and most influential institutional investors and asset managers are at the forefront of a powerful movement to add environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) standards to their capital allocation criteria. As stewards of long-term capital, they recognize…

What you need to know about green finance

What you need to know about green finance

The whole world is talking about green finance. Before companies and other borrowers get involved, they ask a fundamental question: Why should we use green forms of financing? There are several reasons for this. Those who use green finance attract new investor groups…

Funds for the planet

Funds for the planet

Once upon a time, investors would focus single-mindedly on getting the highest financial return, leaving social justice and the environment by the wayside. But the winds are changing fast: the climate crisis is exposing the financial sector to greater risks…

Financing; key to greener businesses

Financing; key to greener businesses

While the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our personal and business lives, we cannot ignore the positives that have emerged, perhaps none greater than a renewed sense of collective responsibility and urgency to address climate change. Leading companies are creating meaningful…

Green finance is growing

Green finance is growing

Climate change may still be a topic of debate for some politicians, but investors are becoming more determined. Money is flowing into any type of asset class labeled green or sustainable. The frenzy now has both investors and companies grappling with what…

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