Green bonds are issued to fund projects or activities that have a positive impact on the environment. Supranational organizations, banks, corporations and governments have increasingly recognized green bonds as an essential tool to finance climate-related and other environmental projects. Most green bonds are structurally identical to “plain vanilla” conventional bonds, but are distinguished by a clearly disclosed “green” use of proceeds.
Source: Climate Bonds Initiative. As of 12/31/2016.
*Expenses for GRNB are capped contractually at 0.40% until 09/01/18. Cap excludes certain expenses, such as interest.
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Introduction to Green Bonds (8:00)
Fran Rodilosso, Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management, and Ed Lopez, Head of ETF Product Management
Green Bonds: Income with Impact (8:57)
Tim Edwards, Senior Director, Index Investment Strategy, S&P Dow Jones Indices and Martina Macpherson, Senior Director, Global Head of Sustainability Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices
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