Comment: Consumers reject the EU’s green bond framework for good reason

Of 2,000 retail investors surveyed on green bonds, 90% reject the approach developed by the European Commission, says 2° Investing Initiative's Jakob Thomä.

As the cumulative issuance of labelled green bonds passes the $1trn mark, a debate on the relevance of the ‘earmarking’ a bond’s use-of-proceeds is finally taking place.

On the one hand, a growing chorus of voices suggests that earmarking use-of-proceeds is a nice marketing trick,…

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