Boom time for ESG bonds: Time to get excited as new products enter the market?

Investors take to socially responsible vehicles

Mario Eisenegger of M&G

Mario Eisenegger of M&G

Burgeoning investor demand for sustainable investment products has spurred significant growth in the issuance of ESG bonds.

Corporate issuers have sought new ways to access increasingly ESG-conscious capital markets with innovations in financing that take various forms. Green bonds are the most established ESG bond market element. Typically financing projects such as renewable energy or electric vehicle charging stations, they have continued to experience rapidly growing issuance. Initiatives such as the European Union Green Deal, China's recent pledge for carbon neutrality by 2060, and US President Joe Biden's $2trn green energy and infrastructure plan, are likely to propel further market growth ahead. ...

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