F&D Magazine / Climate policy

Afsaneh Beschloss: Green Bonds for a Greener Future


February 14, 2020

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In This Episode

Bonds have been helping corporations and governments finance infrastructure and large-scale projects for hundreds of years. But the last decade has seen the emergence of green bonds, driven by increasing environmental awareness within the business community. In this podcast, founder and CEO of Rock Creek, Afsaneh Beschloss, says global asset management firms like hers are seeing a growing demand for climate-related investments. In the first half of 2019 alone, new certified green bond issues topped $100 billion globally. Prior to Rock Creek, Beschloss was treasurer and chief investment officer of the World Bank. Her article A Greener Future for Finance, co-authored with Mina Mashayekhi, is published in the December 2019 edition of Finance and Development Magazine.

AFSANEH BESCHLOSS is founder and CEO of RockCreek, a global asset management firm. Previously, she was treasurer and chief investment officer of the World Bank.

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