Pfandbriefe as a sustainable funding instrument

Juli 2018
In May 2018, Commerzbank hosted the annual vdp Pfandbrief breakfast in Frankfurt. Besides general developments on the Pfandbrief market, the focus this time was on sustainable/ESG Pfandbriefe. The following is an abbreviated transcript of a panel discussion in which representatives of some sustainable Pfandbrief issuers and Commerzbank participated. The participants talk about obstacles to setting up a sustainable funding programme, greenwashing, the risks of premature regulation, the green investor landscape, the pricing of green bonds and more.