Insurers and green bonds

Oct 2, 2018
By BlackRock

Because green bonds are a new asset class, methodologies for determining which bonds qualify as green vary somewhat. BlackRock has developed its own methodology for defining green bonds and maintains a proprietary database of them. Our process includes checking new issuers for alignment with the Green Bond Principles, monthly cross-checks with Bloomberg and the Climate Bonds Initiative and Environmental Finance databases, and annual verification that issuers are meeting their reporting obligations.

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