Green innovation: Dutch classify buyers, Germans mull strippable labels

The green bond market is going through one of its most intense periods, with a wide variety of high profile issuers joining the market. But there are also hints of novelty in the market. The Netherlands and KfW have used systems for classifying green investors, while Germany is considering a radical idea: whether Bunds could be issued with detachable green certificates. Jon Hay reports.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 23 May 2019
Though there is a week still to go of May, it is already the biggest month ever for green, social and sustainable bond issuance, with €27.8bn issued, according to Dealogic — though the 37 deals are far from the highest number. This follows an April which was the ...

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Global Green Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 7,067.49 50 6.10%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,157.14 39 5.32%
3 BNP Paribas 6,061.97 39 5.24%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 5,986.43 37 5.17%
5 Citi 5,773.94 36 4.99%