Standard Life Investments

Editorials

In this section, we aim to provide insightful commentary on markets, the strategies we deploy and the themes we seek to exploit in our funds. These articles are shaped by the latest topical events that influence our investment decisions but should not be regarded as investment advice.

How green are ‘green bonds’?

The August announcement by Tianjin SDIC Jinneng Electric Power Co Ltd that it had issued green bonds worth RMB1 billion ($150 million) to finance a 2,000 megawatt coal‐fired power plant neatly encapsulates the conundrum of green bonds.

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