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HSBC: Biodiversity-focused SLBs could increase

HSBC: Biodiversity-focused SLBs could increase

An increase in the issuance of sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) linked to biodiversity could result from the combination of the forthcoming biodiversity COP with an ICMA release, writes Thomas Cox

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Chart showing a breakdown of sustainable bond issuance by issuer type over the past 6 years. During this period Corporates have overtaken Agencies as the biggest issuer of sustainable bonds by value, while Agencies have fallen below Financial institutions. Supranationals peaked in 2020 during this period in response to Covid19 but have trended downwards since.

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