Watch out greenwashers: Bond institute plans to publicly call you out

There has not really been incentive for a lot of people in the finance market to call out greenwashing, as its not a positive story, but it needs to be done in order to tackle the problem, says Ulf Erlandsson, executive chair of Stockholm-based Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII).

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The public and some investors have a low degree of understanding of the role fixed income plays in climate change, so there is a dire need to raise awareness, says Ulf Erlandsson, executive chair of Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII) launched in Stockholm earlier this fall.

"Fixed income is such a big asset class that we need to raise awareness of its important role in climate change," Erlandsson says, and notes that green washing is taking place in different forms and shapes.

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