Research Review: Investors’ growing “green” expectations

Ron Bird  |  Investment Management Research Program  |  11 July 2019  |  1.00 CE

In 2007, the European Investment Bank issued its first green bond, a EUR 600 million equity index-linked security, the proceeds of which were used to fund renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. A year later, the World Bank followed suit, and by 2017, over US$155 billion worth of public and corporate green bonds had been issued, paving the way for the Seychelles government to issue the first ever “blue bond” last year, a $15 million bond to fund marine protection and sustainable fisheries

The success of these instruments reflects the fact...

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