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How to make money saving the world

How to make money saving the world

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Green bonds, or climate bonds, offer a way to contribute to environmental projects while profiting from the returns.

Green bonds, or climate bonds, offer a way to contribute to environmental projects while profiting from the returns.

How to make money saving the world
Not to be dramatic, but climate change is a problem that we will spend the rest of our lives trying to correct.

Acceptance is the first step, and at least we’re making progress in that regard. Since the Paris Agreement in 2015, governments, corporations, and people all over the world have made commitments to limiting the effects of climate change going forward. But saving the world is expensive. And how do you convince people to help a worthy cause when they might not be around to reap the benefits?

Enter green bonds

Green bonds, or climate bonds, offer a way to contribute to environmental projects while profiting from the returns. In recent years, the green bond market has exploded, growing in value to over $200 billion in 2018. As more investors are looking for environmental projects that make a difference, and more companies are trying to do their bit to move towards more climate-friendly infrastructure, manufacturing and processes, green bonds are providing the missing link.

How they work

Green bonds can be government or corporate bonds that are earmarked specifically for environmental projects - any money invested can only be used for those projects. The Climate Bonds Initiative plays a role in verifying eligible green projects and certifying green bonds so that investors are not blinded by greenwashing, and issuers are held accountable.

The benefit

There are incredible opportunities for investment and growth in the green bond market. Green bonds offer a way for investors to do good while doing well, and these days, who would turn down the opportunity to sleep better at night?

Not to be dramatic, but climate change is a problem that we will spend the rest of our lives trying to correct.

Acceptance is the first step, and at least we’re making progress in that regard. Since the Paris Agreement in 2015, governments, corporations, and people all over the world have made commitments to limiting the effects of climate change going forward. But saving the world is expensive. And how do you convince people to help a worthy cause when they might not be around to reap the benefits?

Enter green bonds

Green bonds, or climate bonds, offer a way to contribute to environmental projects while profiting from the returns. In recent years, the green bond market has exploded, growing in value to over $200 billion in 2018. As more investors are looking for environmental projects that make a difference, and more companies are trying to do their bit to move towards more climate-friendly infrastructure, manufacturing and processes, green bonds are providing the missing link.

How they work

Green bonds can be government or corporate bonds that are earmarked specifically for environmental projects - any money invested can only be used for those projects. The Climate Bonds Initiative plays a role in verifying eligible green projects and certifying green bonds so that investors are not blinded by greenwashing, and issuers are held accountable.

The benefit

There are incredible opportunities for investment and growth in the green bond market. Green bonds offer a way for investors to do good while doing well, and these days, who would turn down the opportunity to sleep better at night?

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