Green bonds issuance surpasses $2.5trn

GSS+ bonds hit $4.2trn

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More than £2.5trn of green bonds have now been issued around the world, according to a report published yesterday (6 December) by the Climate Bonds Initiative.

The analysis puts the cumulative value of all green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked (GSS+) bonds aligned with the Initiative's screening methodologies issued since 2006 at $4.2trn. More than half the total is provided by green bonds, which reached $2.6trn by the third quarter of this year, the Climate Bonds Initiative said. Green bonds hit record fundraise while lending and M&A sink The analysts also counted $762bn worth of bonds with a social label, $764bn with a sustainability label and $43bn sustainability-linked bonds. Beyond the $4.2trn of green, social, s...

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