What are Green Bonds?

How to consider whether green bonds have a place in your investment portfolio 

Jose Garcia Zarate 12 July, 2021 | 11:41AM
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The trend in favour of sustainable investments is well-entrenched, and while many investors are happy to approach this growing market in a generic way - that is, favouring companies with good environmental, social and governance, or ESG, credentials - others go a step further and seek investments with an explicit and measurable impact.

Green bonds belong to this category. They’re a fairly new breed of bonds, and, though still a niche market, they are seeing significant growth.

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Jose Garcia Zarate

Jose Garcia Zarate  is Associate Director of Passive Strategies Research for Morningstar Europe