What are Green Bonds?

What are Green Bonds?

Green bonds are a variant of conventional bonds, where the key point of distinction is the use of proceeds. Green bonds follow Green Bond Principles outlined by the International Capital Market Association, and the proceeds from the issuance of the bond are specifically earmarked for climate and/or environmental projects. In this video, Tim Skeet provides an introduction to Green Bonds, and highlights their key attributes.
Overview

Green bonds are bonds in which the money is borrowed and is used for projects that are sustainable and eco-friendly. These bonds are governed by a set of principles and have a stringent reporting process.

Key learning objectives:

  • Learn the use and purpose of Green Bonds

  • How Green Bonds differ from regular bonds

  • The basic principles and agencies that govern Green Bonds

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Tim Skeet

Tim Skeet

Banker with more than 35 years experience in the financial markets. Tim has been an ICMA board member and an ECBC steering committee member. Tim is a Freeman of the City of London.

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