HLEG pushes stricter EU green bond label

The European Commission's High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance has put a high priority on green bonds, proposing a new EU standard, to be put in place this year, which could be more stringent than current market practice.

  • By Jasper Cox
  • 01 Feb 2018

Fifth on the HLEG’s wide-ranging list of recommendations was to “develop and implement official European sustainability standards and labels, starting with green bonds”.

The proposal is likely to lead to EU policymakers making their mark on the burgeoning green bond market.

“We’ve already got the first questions from ...

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Global Green Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,061.20 13 8.55%
2 HSBC 1,794.73 15 7.44%
3 BNP Paribas 1,764.63 7 7.32%
4 Citi 1,738.87 5 7.21%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 1,237.10 8 5.13%