Why Invest in Green Bonds?

This year, your New Year’s resolution might be to make the money you invest have an impact. We look at some green bonds funds that could do the job

Valerio Baselli 18 December, 2020 | 11:51AM
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Wind farms in neon

Green bonds were created to fund projects that have positive environmental and/or climate benefits. The green bond market kicked off in 2007 with the AAA-rated issuance from multilateral institutions, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and World Bank.

Initially these bonds were mainly issued by supranational financial institutions, then first green muni bond was issued by Massachusetts in June 2013 and in November 2014 there was a turning point in the market as the first corporate green bond issued by Vasakronan, a Swedish property company.

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Valerio Baselli  is an Editor at Morningstar Italy.

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