The European Union was the first to lay down rules for green bonds in February 2022. A good development, according to senior investment managers Wilfried Bolt and Jesus Martinez. 'The standard enables us to efficiently and effectively allocate the participants’ money to activities that lead to real sustainability.'
Senior Investment Manager Fixed Income
The new EU Green Bond Standard has great potential to steer investments more confidently towards sustainable technologies and businesses, according to Wilfried Bolt, Brenda Kramer and Wouter ten Cate.
The joint European debt issuance to finance the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic gives pension funds a new instrument for both interest rate hedging and generating social revenue, say Joris Schoenmakers and Wilfried Bolt.
The market for green bonds is recovering now that countries are combining economic recovery and sustainability, writes Wilfried Bolt.
PGGM is investing in the first of a series of French green government bonds. Green bonds offer the scale required to finance the transition to a clean energy provision.