As Benchmark is busy finalising it’s Green Bond Prospectus, an article from the Harvard Business Review gives a very positive picture on the future of Green Bonds. Some quotes are:
“The past five years have seen explosive growth in “corporate green bonds” ”
“Have they delivered positive environmental results? Do they contribute to the issuing companies’ financial performance? The answer to both questions is a resounding yes.”
“In a recent analysis of the 217 corporate green bonds issued by public companies globally from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2017, I show that they yield a positive stock market reaction, improvements in financial and environmental performance, an increase in green innovations, and an increase in stock ownership by long-term and green investors.”
“Green bond offerings are also associated with a 2.4% increase in long-term value”
“Companies that issue green bonds also appear to adopt longer time horizons”
“green bonds trigger a positive market response, improve financial and environmental performance, and attract long-term and green investors”
The full article can be found here.