Green Bond Issuance Seen Climbing to Record This Year: Chart

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Almost $56 billion of bonds used to fund projects that curb greenhouse gases may be issued in 2016, topping last year’s record of $46 billion, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. A total of $15 billion of green bonds were issued in the first quarter of 2016, including $1.5 billion by Apple Inc. The market quadrupled in size from 2012 to 2014, buoyed by the growing appetite from investors to track the environmental performance in addition to yield.

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