Explore the world of green bonds with insights from BNP Paribas Asset Management Head of Euro Multi-Strategy Fixed Income Arnaud-Guilhem Lamy
Bringing green bonds into focus – Podcast
While returns on green bonds experienced volatility in 2022 in concert with the broader fixed income asset class, strengthening yields and unabated interest in bonds with verifiable green use of proceeds means strong demand.
Bringing green bonds into focus – Video and article
While the first green bond was issued in 2008, the market has grown exponentially in the last decade. Linklaters data shows there was 935 green bonds issued in the six months to June end alone, with the global market currently sitting at about US$2 trillion – and it’s only going to grow further.
This is because the impact green bonds can have is also significant, from financing green real estate and infrastructure, to managing waste, water and pollution. While very similar to traditional bonds, the outcomes they produce couldn’t be more different.
In the opinion of BNP Paribas Asset Management’s Arnaud-Guilhem Lamy, ‘greenium’ is not meaningful and green bonds can present a compelling investment opportunity.
BNP Paribas Green Bond Trust
The Trust seeks to increase the value of its assets over the medium term by investing primarily in global green bonds issued by issuers supporting climate-related and environmental projects. The majority of foreign currency exposure is hedged back to Australian Dollar.
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