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Green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds lead manager league table 2019 Q3 v 2020 Q3*

Of the top 10 lead managers for green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds there has been a significant increase in the value of deals they have been involved with over the first three quarters of 2020 compared to the first three quarters of 2019, increasing by 121% on average.

Morgan Stanley saw the biggest jump, with a 264% increase in volume of deals for the first three quarters of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, followed by Goldman Sachs at 194% and Barclays at 176%. HSBC has held its position at the top of the league table for this time period, while doubling the value of deals it was involved with.

Growth in the first three quarters of 2020 has predominantly come from social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds, with this section of the market growing by 278% compared to the same period in 2019. In particular the value of social bonds Credit Agricole managed increased 21-fold while HSBC handled the most sustainability bonds at over $11 billion in the first three quarters of 2020.

*Data comparing the first three quarters of 2019 with the first three quarters of 2020 and value is split evenly among lead managers involved in each bond.