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Fear of greenwashing is the biggest headache for Nordic green bond investors

A new study by Kirstein and NN Investment Partners also found that while Nordic investors focus on government bonds and manage their green bond investments in-house, Dutch participants favored the corporate segment and external managers.

Casper Hammerich, director at Kirstein. | Photo: PR/Kirstein

There is significant interest in green bonds in the Nordic countries and the Netherlands, but investors remain concerned about potential greenwashing, a recent study on green bond investing concludes.

"The fact that issuers self-label their green bonds makes it imperative for investors to carry out their own in-depth research and not rely solely on the label," the study conducted by Danish investment consultancy Kirstein and NN Investment Partners states.

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