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Green bonds playing increasingly important role in post-Covid-19 world

Friday 15 October 2021 Vol.12 Ed.41.5

Commentary: Bonds pack a bigger green punch than equities

By Jon Macaskill in New York

The huge demand for a £10bn inaugural green gilt issue from the UK underscores that bonds are better positioned to accelerate change in sustainable finance than equities. While investors are showing enormous appetite for ESG debt, they face some issues in comparing different assets because of ongoing differences in the taxonomies adopted by borrowers to define green and sustainable goals.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Meeting: ESG-centred investment post-Covid-19

Wednesday 27 October, 09:00-10:00 BST

The economic disruption caused by Covid-19 has led to calls to reset the global economy along fairer and more environmental lines. Governments are being challenged to direct their record stimulus funds towards projects and investments that are more sustainable. As ESG factors increasingly shape the strategies of many investors, a new ecosystem is blossoming to meet novel and changing demands. OMFIF and CME Group convene a panel to examine the new landscape following the pandemic.

Register to attend here.

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