Regions to fly green flag after Ile-de-France triumph

Paris France
By Nathan Collins
16 Apr 2014

A jumbo green bond bond from Region Ile-de-France this week could signal a new drive by French regional governments into the growing market for socially responsible debt, writes Nathan Collins.

“There is definitely scope for more issuance from French regions,” said Anne-Marie de Corcelle, head of SSA DCM for France and Benelux at Natixis. “There is growing demand for green products as more and more investors set up specialist SRI funds. Local authorities are perfectly placed to respond ...

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