What makes a “green” bond green? What makes an economic activity sustainable? And what information should a company disclose about how climate change could impact its business – and how its business impacts the climate? These are some of the questions the European Union is keen to find answers to, with the help of a panel of experts. SSFC talked to one of them: SEB’s Marie Baumgarts.
Stockholm Sustainable Finance Centre (SSFC) submitted several recommendations during the Swedish Government’s green bond enquiry. The Centre highlightedthat apart from giving a strong signal to other countries, several learning benefits for the market and its actors would emerge. Experts at the Centre argue that some of the innovations associated with the issuance of such a bond such as fintech and securitisation would help the green bond market grow.