Should you pay more for green bonds?

Is it really worth paying a premium to issuers of green bonds over conventional bonds? And which factors might catalyse this ‘greenium’ in the future?

Supporting the energy transition to a low carbon world has become a priority of governments and corporations globally. Estimates by the International Energy Agency (IEA) point to a $4 trillion annual investment worldwide needed in clean energy to reach net zero emissions by 2030.

With the spotlight on sustainable finance to provide solutions that will accelerate the energy transition, green bonds have emerged as one type of investment that can help finance a radical transformation of the energy mix. And any discussion about green bonds results in talk of the ‘greenium’.

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