Investment Association issues government with green gilt wish list

Mike Sheen
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has promised the UK's first green gilt issuance by the end of 2021. Photo: UK Parliament CC BY 3.0
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has promised the UK's first green gilt issuance by the end of 2021. Photo: UK Parliament CC BY 3.0

The Investment Association (IA) has urged the government to ensure clear guidelines and strong reporting standards in its planned issuance of the nation’s first green sovereign bonds, as part of a host of priorities outlined on behalf of its membership.

In a report published this morning (26 March), the IA said green gilts, which are intended to tackle climate change, fund infrastructure projects and create green jobs, should be held to the strict standard...

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