Green gilts: a positive step on the UK’s path to ‘Net Zero’ - Aberdeen Standard Investments

Following Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s recent announcement of the UK government’s upcoming inaugural ‘green gilt’ issuance, Aberdeen Standard take a closer look at the broader sovereign sustainable bond market.

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... Green bonds provide funding for activities that have positive environmental benefits. As such, they are an increasingly important enabler of the global push toward lower carbon emissions.

The first green bond came to the market in 2007. Since then, steadily increasing issuance has reflected both strong supply and demand. On the supply side, corporate efforts to strengthen green credentials have accelerated, which has been matched by growing investor demand for green investments.

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