Some market implications of central banks going “green”

In recent years, and particularly since the start of the pandemic, the pressure on central banks to address climate change has increased. This Update considers the potential implications for financial markets of some of the changes they have made until now, and those that could be around the corner.
Simona Gambarini Markets Economist
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