Just How ‘Green’ Are Green Bonds?

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Just How ‘Green’ Are Green Bonds?

Green bonds are surging in popularity across the globe, as companies and governments want to show they’re investing in environmentally friendly projects–and people want to feel good about where they’re putting their money. The thing is, it’s not always easy to tell if a green bond is actually going toward a cleaner future–or if it’s mostly a marketing ploy.

Aaron Rutkoff, Executive Editor at Bloomberg Green, joins this episode to spell out what green bonds are, how they work and how to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s hype.

Wes also speaks to Hong-Kong based Bloomberg reporter Rebecca Choong Wilkins, who worked on a big story about the explosion of green bond spending in China.  And producer Federica Romaniello takes us to a construction site in London to look at how green bonds are being used to fund a project to clean up the River Thames.

Learn more about this story here: https://bloom.bg/3i6bRye 

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This podcast is produced by the Big Take Podcast team: Supervising Producer: Vicki Vergolina, Senior Producer: Kathryn Fink, Producers: Mo Barrow, Rebecca Chaisson, Michael Falero and Federica Romaniello, Associate Producers: Sam Gebauer and Zaynab Siddiqui. Sound Design/Engineers: Raphael Amsili and Gilda Garcia.

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