World Bank draws in new names on green Kanga debut

By Nathan Collins
16 Apr 2014

SSA issuers are tipped to begin bringing socially responsible bonds to Australian dollars in greater volumes in the near future, with the World Bank unveiling the first ever green Kangaroo bond on Wednesday — highlighting a new range of investors in Australian dollar bonds.

"The feedback we have been getting from investors is that they want to see more options for green products,” said Heike Reichelt, head of investor relations and new products at the World Bank. “More currencies and maturities from existing green bond issuers, and more new issuers and asset ...

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