Great topic! I hope it raises the interest of other CoP Green Finance members, particularly those with expertise in climate finance (for example Leela Raina, Paul Dolan, Raul Ivan Alfaro Pelico, and others). What are your thoughts on the topic of green corporate bonds, the standards used, and the impact achievable?
While the interest of investors to buy green has apparently increased, companies have shown highly diverse interest in using a "sustainable" or "green" standard when issuing a bond. TESLA is a great example of being a pure play green company which issued a conventional bond, while there are other examples, e.g. REPSOL, which issued a "green" bond meeting the Green Bond Principles but still provoking disagreement in the market (see this article which appeared in Climate Bond Initiative in May 2017).