Green, blue and social bonds: investments helping the planet and society

Noelle Cazalis, co-manager of Rathbone Ethical Bond fund, talks to us about a number of options within the ethical fixed interest space. We start with what are green bonds [0:30] and the significance of emerging markets issuing them [1:35] before moving onto what are blue bonds [3:53] and will we get more of them following David Attenborough’s new film, A Life on our Planet [4:46]. Before covering increasingly more popular social bonds [6:12] and what further opportunities are opening up for ethical investors [7:22].

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