2022 Green and Transition Bonds – Certification and Greenwashing

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There is widespread agreement, and it is strongly encouraged that green and transition bond projects obtain external certification through an annual audit.

Concern has been expressed regarding the potential for greenwashing if the green or transition label that is/or will be used has a broad definition for activities. In such cases, investments may not conform to the Paris Agreement green or transition path. To avoid these situations, clear definitions and data collection procedures are needed.

This session is eligible for 1 Compliance OR Professional Development credit from IIROC accreditations.


Ryan Riordan
Professor & Distinguished Professor – Finance
Director – Research, Institute for Sustainable Finance
The Smith School of Business, Queen’s University

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