Green bonds may be emerging as the Next Big Thing in Europe and the US, but in Asia the idea has so far been greeted with a fair dose of cynicism. Only a handful of issuers in Asia Pacific – predominantly banks – have launched bonds under the Green label, and few of the region’s homegrown investors have embraced the concept of responsible investing.
IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2015: Roundtable participants
IFR ASIA: Good afternoon. Let’s start with an introduction from our climate bonds expert. Sean, what are Green bonds, and why should we care?