Hope springs eternal: Covid recovery is fertile ground for developing sustainable debt market and sustainability-linked bonds

Better engagement and rules standardisation are key

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Ashton Parker of Lombard Odier Investment Managers
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Ashton Parker of Lombard Odier Investment Managers

It does not take a rocket scientist, a credit strategist, a Reddit reader or a Robinhood investor to identify the key investment theme for this decade – sustainability. But unlike GameStop's social media-fuelled rally, the demand for sustainable investment is here to stay.

Investors from individuals to pension trustees and the largest of institutions are increasingly recognising the importance of sustainable investment. Governments and regulatory authorities now recognise the power of capital as a tool to deliver sustainability targets across many critically important areas such as decarbonisation in line with the Paris Agreement (well below 2°C), fairer resource allocation and social equality, among many others.  Industry Voice: Understanding sustainable credit Companies see the benefit as well through easier, or cheaper, access to capital which allo...

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