Insurers and green bonds

Green bonds are a fast-growing form of sustainable investing, offering the potential for an effective pairing of investment and environmental objectives. Green bond proceeds are ring-fenced on the issuer’s balance sheet, set aside for the exclusive purpose of financing projects deemed environmentally beneficial. A green bond’s return, however, is backed by the credit of the issuer as a whole. With their large fixed income portfolios and underwriting businesses that make them keenly aware of climate-change risk, insurers are among the leading investors in green bonds.

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Ashley Schulten
Managing Director, is the Head of Responsible Investing for Global Fixed Income
Jeffrey Jacobs
Managing Director, Global CIO of the Financial Institutions Group
Laura Segafredo
Vice President, Global Fixed Income
Elaine Shen
Analyst, Global Fixed Income

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