A Healthy Demand for Green Bonds Seems Sustainable

A Healthy Demand for Green Bonds Seems Sustainable l The Street

By: Gregg Greenberg, April 15, 2016

  • The demand for green bonds is not just taking root, it is blossoming, says Mamadou-Abou Sarr, head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, at Northern Trust Asset Management. "Green bonds were a mostly quasi-government opportunity in the past few years set up to meet demand from dedicated ESG-focused investors, but this is no longer the case," says Sarr. "Amid increased appetite for responsible investment opportunities, the range of issuers has widened considerably, with banks, corporates and municipals raising capital to fund environmentally focused projects."