Green bonds could give renewable projects a lift if they could catch some positive buzz as a...

|By:, SA News Editor

Green bonds could give renewable projects a lift if they could catch some positive buzz as a plausible investment vehicle - instead of being viewed as an image-boosting play. State Street Global Advisors, for one, is looking to turn the tide with a new green-bond investing strategy that focuses on returns over premiums. "For this to work at scale there can be no haircuts involved in putting money into green, rather than brown or vanilla," notes a SSGA exec.