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Climate bonds, a new fixed interest asset class

In a chapter for a new IFR Intelligence Report on Sustainable Banking, Sean Kidney, Christopher Flensborg, Alex Veys and Bryn Jones argue that the nascent environmental theme bond market heralds the arrival of a major class of theme bonds (climate bonds), as institutional investors and governments devote capital to a product which both fulfils risk/reward expectations and signals their de-carbonisation efforts to their member and voter stakeholders. The potential is for a future market with notional issuance to compete with traditional fixed income sectors.

The book, Sustainable banking: Risk, reward and the future of finance, is published by IFR Market Intelligence, a ThomsonReuters company. > Download the Chapter |Buy the Report.

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