Bond investors 'at risk of becoming victims of greenwashing'

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Investors need to be savvier than ever to avoid greenwashing as the market for green bonds reaches new heights, Aegon Asset Management warned this morning. James Rich, a senior portfolio manager at Aegon Asset Management, said demand for green bonds has soared in the past few years, with global issuance rocketing six-fold from just $38 billion in 2015 to $226 billion last year. In the third-quarter last year, issuance hit a record $85 billion, representing 69% growth year-on-year, according to Bloomberg. While surging issuance means more choice for investors, it also means they have t...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.