Asian bond markets to be greener in 2015

By Narae Kim
16 Dec 2014

Asian bond issuers have been hesitant to jump on the green bond bandwagon, despite the growing trend of global issuance. This is largely because environmental sustainability still takes a back seat to economic growth. But there is growing interest across the region, according to a new report.

The Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) published a review on December 9 showing a growing momentum for green bonds across Asia, a region that faces some of the worst effects of climate change.

Although the region’s green bond market is still in its ...

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