Do the Shades of Green Matter?

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Gianfranco Gianfrate, Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School and Head of the Impact on Climate Change of Financing and Investment Decisions programme at EDHEC-Risk Institute has been invited to participate in a debate to discuss the pricing of green bonds and the importance of the “shades of green” for the rating of bonds. 

Set against the background of an ongoing policy and academic discussion on the need for more transparent green bond markets, this online debate discusss the merits and limits of green bond financing. Specifically, the webinar tries to answer the following questions:

  • How green are green bonds really?
  • How could trust in the green bond market place be increased and sustained?
  • Are non-binding green bond standards showing their limits?
  • Is a new and binding green bond standard needed to eliminate any risk of greenwashing?
  • Are green bonds fairly valued by market players or is there a green bubble at play?