Speaking this week at the International Capital Market
Association's (ICMA) Developments in Green, Social and
Sustainability Bond Markets conference in Japan, Satoshi Ikeda,
chief sustainable finance officer at the Japan Financial
Services Agency (JFSA), said that demand for green bonds in
Japan has been slow, but not because of a lack of demand. The
problem has been on the supply side.
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Many Japanese corporations see interest towards green bonds
as an alignment to businesses’ self-discipline and
accountability. However, there is confusion about what
frameworks to follow as more and...