S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Ferguson considers the development and prospects of the U.S. green bond marketplace in American Infrastructure

2017 has seen a surge of global green bond issuances. The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) quantified the total figure for H12017 at $55.8 billion – representing a $21.2 billion increase from the same period in 2016.

Despite the sharp increase in both America’s municipal and corporate issuances this year, the majority of green bond marketplace growth is contained within Europe and China. Writing for America Infrastructure, Michael Ferguson, Director, Infrastructure, S&P Global Ratings, considers the position of the green bond market place in the U.S. – and the historic challenges that must be overcome for America to increase its market share.

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