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Green Bonds — Trends and Beyond

The rapid growth in green bond issuance since 2015, along with diversification in types and regions of issuers, has resulted in substantial expansion of the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Green Bond Index. In this paper, we examine the key trends facing the green bond market by analyzing the evolving composition of the index since its inception. We also examine key external trends – emerging regional standards, social and sustainability offshoots, innovative funding instruments – that may broaden the market for green investment options.


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