The green bond market has grown at an unprecedented rate, almost doubling from $41.8bn in 2015 to $81bn in 2016. Green bonds are now seen as a key tool in raising the capital needed to achieve climate change targets.
What exactly are green bonds, and who is leading investment in the sector?
A sneak peek at the facts…
- Climate Bond Initiative estimates that the green bond market will total $150bn in 2017.
- Green bonds only represent 1% of total bonds issued globally, signalling a great opportunity for further growth in the sector.
- In 2016, the IFC and Amundi created the largest green bond dedicated solely to emerging markets, totaling $36.2bn.
This infographic is brought to you by Climate Action, organisers of the 2nd annual Sustainable Investment Forum. The forum, held during New Work Climate Week on September 19th 2017, is a must-attend event for policy-makers and the investment community that are looking to develop and drive forward successful, low carbon finance solutions.
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