Markets - 13/June/2018

A green investment boost or risk of a bubble?

Discussions sparked by plans for banks in the EU to hold less capital against green lending have advanced thinking about how monetary authorities and regulators can support green investment, even if the plans themselves have received a mixed reception

Proposals to require banks in the EU to hold less capital against green lending have split opinion in the policy, banking and environmental activist communities. Could a small tweak to financial regulations unlock a green infrastructure investment boom or risk inflating a dangerous green bubble, posing a threat to banking stability and a collapse in confidence in low-carbon investments? ...

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