IFC tends to Asia's green bond market

The supranational's funding head discusses the future for green bond issuance in Asia and the transformational role the Chinese government is set to play.
Ben Powell
Ben Powell

International Finance Corporation IFC has been one of the world’s leading promoters of green bonds as a new asset class that can help finance the world’s attempts to transition to a low carbon environment.

Since it launched its first $200 million issue in 2010, the triple-A rated credit has gone to raise a total of $3.8 billion in the format.

Globally, green bonds really began to take off as an asset class in 2014 when a total of $40 billion was issued. Market participants are hopeful there will be $1 trillion in outstandings by 2020.

Asia and particularly China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas...

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