Great Expectations. Credibility and Additionality of Green Bonds

Art.-No.: 2018-40

Year of publication: 2018

Scientists‘ warnings that the impacts of climate change will be a disaster are becoming more and more urgent. The calculations for the volume of capital that will be needed to change course towards a more socially and environmentally sustainable way of doing business are on the table. There is agreement that this capital will mainly need to come from private investors. Green bonds are a beacon of hope. The demand for these bonds, which are used to finance sustainable projects, far exceeds the supply. However, are these green bonds really as green as they maintain they are and do they really produce additional funding for sustainable pro­jects? This study looks at both these questions and de­velops a proposal for a way to increase the impact of green bonds.

(Antje Schneeweiß, 48 Pages)

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Green bonds – What is inside the black box with the green label? Green bonds – a new way to finance environmental protection and development?

Art.-No.: 2016-18

Year of publication: 2016

The financing instrument of green bonds presented in this study could be an in-novative instrument for channelling private investment into sustainable projects. The question still to be answered is whether green bonds as they now stand can do the job.

(Antje Schneeweiß, 46 Pages)


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