How `Transition Bonds’ Can Help Polluters Turn Green

Bloomberg | Jul 14, 2019 at 4:00 AM
  • It makes sense that green bonds are meant for green companies. But there aren’t that many of them — not enough to meet the rising demand from investors who want their money to have a positive impact on the environment. So what if some of that money went to finance green activities by less-than-green firms, such as oil companies, coal miners and agricultural businesses? A new concept that’s gaining traction, dubbed for now as transition bonds, could vastly expand the green credit field, and coul