Green policy will guide ECB bond purchases

The FT reports on 8 July 2020 that Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, signaled in a recent interview that the ECB’s EUR 2.8 trillion asset purchase scheme could be deployed following green policy objectives: “I want to explore every avenue available in order to combat climate change”. This would make the ECB the first central bank to integrate green objectives in its quantitative easing program.