S&P Global: Sustainable bond issuance to surpass $1.5trn in 2022

Green bonds dominating

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Sustainability bonds expected to account for 17% of global market in 2022
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Sustainability bonds expected to account for 17% of global market in 2022

S&P Global Ratings expects global sustainable bond issuance to surpass $1.5trn in 2022 alone, despite a stagnation in the international bonds market overall.

The ratings agency said this growth in the sustainable bonds space will be driven partly by the "booming" sustainability-linked and green bond markets as issuers in both private and public sectors "tackle their climate commitments". Green bonds, in particular, are set to see record issuance in 2022 keeping them firmly positioned as the dominant sustainable bond category, according to S&P Global. "We also expect sustained growth of the other categories of instruments, including social and sustainability bonds, that will continue to diversify into new projects in support of the 2030 Sus...

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