Dutch central bank is first to sign PRI pledge, may allocate systematically to green bonds

De Nederlandsche Bank has become the first central bank to sign the Principles for Responsible Investment, as the next stage in its development of a fuller approach to sustainability, including in its investments.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 28 Mar 2019

Although the PRI, founded in 2006, now has 1,450 signatories with $82tr of assets under management, somewhat surprisingly no central bank has ever joined.

This may be partly because central banks, with their pivotal roles in the financial sector and public life, have to be seen as sticking ...

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