Recent Developments in Green Bonds

Green Bonds raise funds for new and existing projects with environmental benefits. They are similar to mainstream bonds with the difference residing essentially in a defined use of proceeds for specific green projects. From a credit perspective, Green Bonds are indistinguishable from other bonds. Operationally, Green Bonds largely function as conventional debt instruments. They are risk-weighted and credit rated in the usual way, based on the creditworthiness of the issuer, and they are generally listed, traded and regulated in the same way as other bonds in the international bond markets. Issuers and the dealers/managers expect pricing and transaction costs to be similar to the issuer’s regular bonds.

Read the full paper by Cenzi Gargaro, Tallat Hussain, Gavin McLean, Karsten Wöckener  | White & Case LLP

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