No proof that green bonds support emissions reductions, says Bank for International Settlements report

Companies should be rated on greenness instead, argues paper from influential central banking organisation

Bank of International Settlements HQ in Basel, Switzerland. Photo Credit: Fred Romero
Bank of International Settlements HQ in Basel, Switzerland. Photo Credit: Fred Romero

There is no link between green bonds and companies reducing their carbon emissions, according to a report from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Switzerland-based central banking organisation.

Issuer-level ratings based on carbon intensity could be a more effective…

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