Green Bond Impact Reporting: Shining a Light on Best Practices

Dramatic growth of Green Bond issuance has been driven by recognition of the of the role the fixed income markets can have on financing the commitments under the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 55 funds that allocate or intend to allocate at least 50% of their asset towards Green Bonds, defined as such as by the International Capital Markets Association. Key findings indicate that over two-thirds of investors see impact reports as crucial while noting that current impact reporting practices are inadequate. Areas that should be improved include the transparency and standardization of reporting.

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