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WHAT IS A GREEN BOND AND HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM A REGULAR BOND?

A green bond is a debt security that is issued to raise capital specifically to support climate-related or environmental projects.

This specific use of the funds raised —to support the financing of specific projects— distinguishes green bonds from regular bonds. Thus, in addition to evaluating the standard financial characteristics (such as maturity, coupon, price, and credit quality of the issuer), investors also assess the specific environmental purpose of the projects that the bonds intend to support.

 

Why did Multilateral Development Banks Issue the First Green Bonds?

 

How do green bonds fit into an issuer’s funding strategy?

 

What is the Green bond Process?

 

 

What are the Green bond Principles?

 

How do issuers define what is ‘green’ with credibility?

 

What has been the growth and composition of the green bond market?

 

Who buys green bonds?

 

How has the profile of issuers changed?