Green Bonds

  • Qatar Central Bank publishes 'important' financial sector sustainability strategy

    13 June 2024

    The Qatar Central Bank (QCB) has published its sustainability strategy for the financial sector, which includes plans to develop a sustainable taxonomy and guidelines for sustainable debt instruments - including sukuk.

  • Artesian, Carbon Collective launch $10m short-duration green bond ETF

    13 June 2024
  • Bond round-up: Germany, A2A, KPN ... and more

    12 June 2024
  • Philippine green energy firm CREC readies 2025 green bond

    12 June 2024
  • 'Orange bonds will have their day,' says Fidelity

    12 June 2024

    Fidelity International (FIL) said 'orange' social bonds focused on financing gender equality finance are "currently uninvestible," but the $800 billion asset manager is looking closely into them and believes their "will have their day" in the sustainable fixed income market.

  • Green bond market to grow 10% per annum until 2030, Mirova predicts

    11 June 2024
  • Issuers must be encouraged to kick-start blue bond market, says Fidelity

    11 June 2024

    Fidelity International (FIL) said "obvious" marine and water-focused issuers must be encouraged by investors to enter the blue bond market to energise the market, adding that 'blue' projects exist but are not grouped together enough.

  • CA-CIB 'almost systematically' using SLLs with clients

    10 June 2024

    Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CA-CIB) said the French lender "almost systematically" uses the sustainability-linked loan (SLL) structure within its client discussions, but has seen a "divergence" in ambition between Europe and Asia.

  • QTC: 'More time and effort' needed on climate adaptation investment

    10 June 2024

    Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) said more work is needed on defining climate adaptation investments to drive sustainable finance to this critical and impactful part of the market.

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Annual issuance of sovereign sustainable bonds

With the debut of Australia in the sovereign sustainable bond market, issuance for sustainable bonds in 2024 year-to-date has now exceeded 50% of issuance for full year 2023.

Sovereign sustainable bonds have seen a significant uptick in issuance since 2020. After a dip in 2022, 2023 broke records as the biggest year on record for sovereign sustainable bond issuance. 2024 has had a strong start to the year; as we approach the halfway point this year we have already seen a number of landmark issuances, including Japan's inaugural transition bonds and debuts from Qatar, Iceland, Romania and Côte d’Ivoire.

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