Greenlighting power: the story of a green bond

The World Economic Forum expects the annual issuance of green bonds to exceed $1-trillion in 2023, double 2021’s figure. But what are they, and can they help solve SA’s power crisis? In this episode of Future Impact, experts from Investec, the JSE and Kathu Solar Park explain green bonds and how they’re funding wind and solar plants in South Africa.
21 Jul 2022 English South Africa Society & Culture · Investing

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