Nasdaq has reported that its Sustainable Debt Market now has more than 200 listed instruments.
Only 26% of fixed income investors have a clear approach to responsible investing according to a survey by NN Investment Partners.
PepsiCo has launched its first green bond worth US$1 billion to fund the firm’s sustainability initiatives.
Acorn Holdings of Kenya has launched the first climate bond from east and central Africa.
Generali and BBVA have issued the first green bond from a European insurance company.
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund will begin significantly increasing their investments in green bonds next year.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has raised $700 million by issuing a dedicated climate resilience bond.
Credit Suisse and the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) have announced a plan to promote a ‘Sustainable Transition Bond’ market.
Japan’s Ministry of the Environment has introduced Green Bond Guidelines in an effort to encourage green bond issuance.
Shinhan Card, South Korea’s largest credit card company, has issued 100 billion won ($82.4 million) of ESG bonds.