Green finance supports sustainable development by allocating financial resources to environmentally-conscious projects. Companies, society and individuals are pulling in the same direction, making green finance a general trend. But what are the key facts? How to choose from the options available?
Green finance means investments and practices that are environmentally friendly. Recent media and social interest has caused green funding flows (led by green bonds) to grow at a high rate each year, along with alliances between funds, entities and companies. Innovative instruments and traditional financial products place a wide range of options on the table, from green bonds to equity investments and loans that aim to reduce global carbon emissions and implement technologies to develop new means of production.
What key aspects should every green investment have?