What you need to know about green bonds: from definition to principles

In this podcast episode, Remco Bleijs, Associate Partner at Ernst & Young Accountants LLP, shares his insights on green bonds.

Green bonds have been a fast-growing market for years, but recently the issuance of green bonds has been skyrocketing. In this podcast, we explore what a green bond is, how they are used, through to the role assurance plays in bolstering investors’ confidence on the use of the bond proceeds, the management of the funds, and enhancing the overall trust that investors place in issuers’ sustainable assets or operations.

Learning outcomes

Listen to Remco as he discusses:

  • What is a green bond?
  • “Greenwashing” and investor confidence: why it’s important to provide assurance on this new type of investment
  • Typical lifecycle of a green bond
  • Green bond frameworks
    • Green Bond Principles
    • Climate Bond Initiative
    • EU Green Bonds Standard (EU GBS)
    • EU action plan on sustainable finance (Sustainable Finance Action Plan)

For your convenience, full text transcript of this podcast is also available. Read the transcript.


Remco Bleijs
EY Netherlands Financial Services Assurance Associate Partner


Duration 15m 07s