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International Finance and Accounting

Abstract

The article aims to shed light on a recent financial innovation tool – green bonds on the way to less carbon economy, in which expectations, impacts and preferences versus other traditional types of bonds resulting from green bonds are attempted to reveal. Having learned many cases of green bond issues, especially in Asian and African countries, we can support the view that these bonds can potentially play a key role in greening the economy without penalizing financially the issuers.

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