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Green bonds see blue: S&P’s Ted Chapman writes for Water Canada

In 2016, the number of green bond issuances doubled to US$83 billion — boosted by China’s US$36 billion of new issuances, and raising the total outstanding green bond debt to approximately US$200 billion. With issuance in 2017 on track to exceed expectations, the green marketplace is increasingly seeing bonds that are issued to fund water-related projects.

Writing for Water Canada, Ted Chapman, Sector Director, US Public Finance team, considers how water projects funded by green bonds aim to use water resources and networks more efficiently and improve the quality of water treatment infrastructure for the benefit of end users and, of course, for the environment.

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