Real Life Examples of Greenwashing

Real Life Examples of Greenwashing

Keith Mullin

35 years: Capital markets editorial

In the last video of this series, Keith takes us through some real-life examples from the debt capital markets where there has been some disagreement amongst market participants about whether issuers are greenwashing or not.

In the last video of this series, Keith takes us through some real-life examples from the debt capital markets where there has been some disagreement amongst market participants about whether issuers are greenwashing or not.

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Real Life Examples of Greenwashing

6 mins 32 secs

Overview

There have been many examples of issuances in the capital markets where questions around greenwashing have arisen. We've seen Total issue a sustainability-linked bond where the targets won't take the company to below a 2℃ pathway. Etihad's sustainability-linked Sukuk has the same issue. Repsol has also issued a green bond for technology improvements, but many market participants didn't like the fact that it would extend the life of oil refineries.

Key learning objectives:

  • Outline a selection of issuances that may be perceived as greenwashing

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