Foreign investors take note as Stockholm goes green

By Nathan Collins
15 May 2014

Regional governments are expected to increase their sale of green bonds in the coming months, according to bankers, taking an opportunity to diversify their investor bases. Stockholm County Council sold its first green debt this week and was rewarded with an increase in international distribution.

Regional governments are often involved in environmentally focused projects, such as waste management schemes and operating public transport, meaning they can offer investors bonds earmarked for such purposes.

“We’re in talks with other regional governments both in Sweden and abroad,” said Christopher Flensborg, head of sustainable products and ...

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