2019 saw a total of 479 green bonds issued worldwide, up by a quarter compared to the previous year. And 2020 is set to be a “bumper” year for green bonds, according to Linklaters. Hedge fund managers are also feeling the ethical squeeze, with growing investor demand the key driver in hedge fund ESG investing.
The phone call to the World Bank Treasury came out of the blue: in late 2007, a group of Swedish pension funds wanted to invest in projects that help the climate, but they did not know how to find these projects. But they knew where to turn and called on the World Bank to help.
I've written before about recent developments in fixed income sustainable investing, such as the increasing availability of ESG-focused bond indexes. Today I want to talk about a lesser known segment of the sustainable market: green bonds. And once again I wanted to invite in one of BlackRock's experts to help me explain the topic. Please join me
As impact investing continues to grow — and into a nearly $9 trillion market, at that — many investors still remain focused on the equity side of their portfolios when it comes to aligning their holdings with their values. That doesn't mean there aren't opportunities for investors to be impactful with their fixed-income capital, as well.
Wall Street's do-good investment boom is finally taking notice of the credit markets. Sustainable investment assets grew 37% last year, according to Bloomberg data, but the majority of those funds focus on stocks. That's leading to some awkward conversations on Wall Street, as wealthy investors and foundations increasingly want to align their entire portfolios with