Sustainability Bonds and Green Bonds in the Retail Sector

Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393 and Comfort, Daphne (2020) Sustainability Bonds and Green Bonds in the Retail Sector. International Journal of Sales, Retailing and Marketing, 9 (1). pp. 37-43.

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Abstract

Green investment in the retail sector of the economy has received limited attention in the academic literature but some large retailers are taking a growing interest in Sustainability Bonds and Green Bonds. This short exploratory paper outlines some of the characteristics of green investments, as illustrated by Sustainability Bonds and Green Bonds, provides four cameo case studies of the Sustainability Bonds and Green Bonds issued by a small number of large retailers and offers some reflections on such bond issues within the retail sector of the economy. The authors conclude that such green investments face a number of challenges, including concerns about greenwashing and independent assurance and about the tensions between sustainability and continuing growth.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate Environmental Sustainability; Retailing; Green Investment; Sustainability Bonds; Green Bonds; Greenwashing; Assurance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5428 Retail Trade
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business and Technology > Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 12:33
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2020 12:45
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8193

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