Green Bond Demand Coming from Tenants, J.P. Morgan Chase Says

Marilyn Ceci, managing director and head of green bonds at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., participated in a video interview at Nareit’s ESG Forum 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Ceci described the rise in green bond issuance as a “natural evolution.” She noted that momentum and demand is coming from the tenant side, particularly in Europe.

Green bonds provide REITs, or any issuer, an opportunity to communicate their sustainability strategy and attract a wider investor pool, Ceci said.

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ESG Fund Manager Says Real Estate Playing Lead Role in Climate Risk Discussion

Sam Adams, CEO and co-founder of Vert Asset Management, participated in a video interview at Nareit’s ESG Forum 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.

San Francisco-based Vert Asset Management is a dedicated environmental, social, and governance (ESG) fund manager with a goal of making investing for sustainability easier. By encouraging investors to move more money toward sustainable investing, companies in turn will be encouraged to increase their sustainable practices, according to Adams.

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