Green bonds are taking off as the investment vehicle of choice for the private and public sectors to finance projects with environmental benefits, such as clean power, low-carbon transport and energy efficient buildings.
Green bonds have proved attractive to the growing number of investors with an interest in sustainable investment options and are generally oversubscribed. No wonder the labelled green bond market grew by almost 80 percent between 2016 and 2017, with a record-breaking US$155 billion worth of bonds issued in 2017 alone.1
While most green bonds are issued by banks, it is increasingly common for corporations to issue their own bonds. Big brands in the technology, utilities, automotive and consumer products sectors are among those that have done so.
Along with the advantages, there are also challenges and uncertainties for green bond issuers as the market is still new (the first green bond was issued in 2007). Many organizations can benefit from expert advice to navigate the pitfalls or from independent assurance to maximize the credibility and appeal of their bonds.
KPMG member firms have a global network of advisory and assurance professionals with solid experience in supporting clients on green bond issuance across the globe. They have worked on some of the leading green bond issuances to date.
KPMG member firms offer a range of services to support you during the lifecycle of your green bond.
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1Climate Bonds Initiative (2018) Green Bond Highlights 2017 (PDF 1.11 MB).