• 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.

    • Energy
    • Information technology
    • Buildings
    • Waste and pollution
    • Industry
    • Agriculture and forestry
    • Transport
    • Adaptation

  • Fund Summary

    • Access bonds issued to finance projects that have a positive impact on the environment
    • An ESG solution for a core global bond portfolio
    • Index includes only bonds flagged as “green” by the Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Green Bond Issuance has Surged

     

    Source: Climate Bonds Initiative. As of 12/31/2016. Not intended to be a forecast of future results, a guarantee of future results or investment advice. Current market conditions may not continue.

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  • Fund Details

    Ticker GRNB  
    Management Fee 0.35%
    Other Expenses 0.12%
    Gross Expense Ratio 0.47%
    Fee Waivers and Expenses
    Reimbursement
    -0.07%
    Net Expenses Ratio* 0.40%

    *Expenses for GRNB are capped contractually at 0.40% until 09/01/18. Cap excludes certain expenses, such as interest.