Market debates green capital support idea

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By Jasper Cox
13 Dec 2017

Policymakers and market participants are divided over a proposal to lower bank capital requirements for green assets, after the European Commission said this week that it was considering new measures to promote sustainable finance.

“We are looking positively at the European Parliament's proposal to amend capital charges for banks to boost green investments and loans by introducing a so-called green supporting factor,” said European commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis, in charge of financial stability, financial services and the capital markets union in a speech ...

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