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Verizon Sees US Investors Ratcheting Up Demands on Green Bonds

  • ‘It’s coming down to transparency’: Sustainability Chief Gowen
  • Firm has sold green debt totaling $4 billion since 2019
A Verizon Communications Store Ahead Of Earnings Figures
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

US investors are getting demanding when it comes to green-bond sales as they become increasingly wary of greenwashing, according to the second largest issuer of US corporate bonds among telecom companies. 

Verizon Communications Inc. has issued a $1 billion green bond every year since it first tapped the market in 2019, and is noting a clear change in attitude among investors.