Morgan Stanley joins green bond carnival with its own deal

By Jon Hay, Tom Porter
04 Jun 2015

Morgan Stanley has become the first pure play US investment bank to issue a green bond, with a $500m self-led deal placed in the US on Wednesday.

Private sector banks have issued themed green bonds before, beginning with a R4bn deal by Nedbank in 2012, according to the Climate Bonds Initiative.

Crédit Agricole CIB, the investment bank of Crédit Agricole, has issued a string of notes since January 2013 to fund its green loan portfolio.

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