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Green Bonds: Impact Investing Report

January 11, 2023

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Green bonds are financing projects all over the world that have a positive environmental impact and provide a pathway to sustainable development. But how much impact does an investor have when they invest in green bonds? In this report, we quantify the environmental impact of every $1M of investment in the VanEck Green Bond ETF (GRNB).

Green bonds offer investors a way to build sustainable core fixed income portfolios without significantly affecting risk and return, and leverage the size and diversity of the global bond markets to help achieve climate goals. GRNB provides access to a diverse group of issuers who are proactively investing in climate solutions, including renewable energy, green buildings, clean transportation and more.

Download the report to learn more about how investment in GRNB translates into real-world results. Topics include:

  • The impact per $1M of investment in GRNB, including energy savings, CO2 reduction and clean energy generation.
  • Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Top 10 issuer highlights and project examples.
  • Use of proceeds by project type.


This is not an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation of any offer to buy or sell any of the securities mentioned herein. The information presented does not involve the rendering of personalized investment, financial, legal, or tax advice. Certain statements contained herein may constitute projections, forecasts and other forward looking statements, which do not reflect actual results, are valid as of the date of this communication and subject to change without notice. Information provided by third party sources are believed to be reliable and have not been independently verified for accuracy or completeness and cannot be guaranteed. The information herein represents the opinion of the author(s), but not necessarily those of VanEck. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

An investment in the Fund may be subject to risks which include, among others, green bonds, investing in Asian, Chinese and emerging market issuers, foreign securities, foreign currency, credit, interest rate, floating rate, floating rate LIBOR, high yield securities, supranational bond, government-related bond, restricted securities, securitized/asset-backed securities, financial, utilities, market, operational, call, sampling, index tracking, authorized participant concentration, no guarantee of active trading market, trading issues, passive management, fund shares trading, premium/discount risk and liquidity of fund shares, non-diversified and concentration risks, all of which may adversely affect the Fund.

Investing in “green” bonds carries the risk that, under certain market conditions, the Fund may underperform as compared to funds that invest in a broader range of investments. Investing primarily in “green” investments may affect the Fund’s exposure to certain sectors or types of investments and will impact the Fund’s relative investment performance depending on whether such sectors or investments are in or out of favor in the market. The “green” sector may also have challenges such as a limited number of issuers, limited liquidity in the market and limited supply of bonds that merit “green” status, each of which may adversely affect the Fund.

Investing involves substantial risk and high volatility, including possible loss of principal. An investor should consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses of a Fund carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus, which contain this and other information, call 800.826.2333 or visit Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus carefully before investing.

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