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Unveiling the green bond landscape

Posted by on 24 August 2023
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Over the past 15 years, the landscape of green bonds has witnessed remarkable growth, with an expanding pool of issuers seeking to finance projects that align with climate and environmental objectives. The allure of this market remains palpable, as it not only allows issuers to raise capital for sustainable initiatives but also provides investors with an avenue to support these initiatives while potentially generating competitive financial returns. As the investor base for green bonds continues to broaden, driven by the appeal of responsible investment and ESG considerations, a need has arisen for investors to grasp key nuances when integrating these bonds into their portfolios.

As the global community rallies around climate initiatives and sustainable development, it begs the question: What will the trajectory of the green bond market be in the coming years, and how will factors like climate policies, regulations, and international commitments shape its course?

Doug Farquhar, Lead Portfolio Manager Green, Social and Impact Bonds, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, joined Emma Walden at the IMpower Studios in Monoaco, to explore how the green bond market has grown over the years and the key considerations for investors looking to add green bonds to their portfolio. He additionally dissects the trends and forces propelling the green bond market forward into a greener and more sustainable future.

Under the spotlight: Doug Farquhar

Doug is a lead portfolio manager for Green, Social and Impact Bonds investment strategies within Fixed Income and Liquidity Solutions at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He joined Goldman Sachs as a vice president in 2022 as part of the acquisition of NN Investment Partners, where he was a client portfolio manager for Green Bonds investment strategies. Prior to joining NN Investment Partners in 2020, he was a principal consultant at DNV GL. Doug began his career in 1999 at Capgemini, where he held various roles as consultant, investment associate and transition manager. Doug earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh in 1999.

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