Green bonds report

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Green bonds have turned a corner in 2014. Corporate issuance has soared, and an increasing number of total return investors realise the commercial merits of the security. Its origins may be at the World Bank, but green bonds’ future could be in the world of corporate finance.

Analysis of the most significant green deals has appeared on over the course of the year. IFLR’s journalists in London, New York and Hong Kong have also collaborated on September’s cover story that assesses the market’s future. The piece looks at the effectiveness of the Green Bond Principles, whether a global definition of 'green’ is needed, the importance of impact reporting, and the structures that are needed to expand asset managers’ portfolios.

The lawyers, bankers and investors driving the asset class have spoken with IFLR about the asset class’s pressure points. Here are their insights.