Transition bonds could ‘broaden’ green market

A recent innovation in the green bond market — the transition bond — could help expand the issuer base, according to Credit Suisse’s head of environmental, social and governance strategy. But an investor said the standard of green bonds needed to be maintained.

  • By Jasper Cox
  • 09 Oct 2019
Daniel Wild, global head of ESG strategy, impact advisory and finance at Credit Suisse, said the universe of green bonds was “relatively limited” due to “quite strict rules”. He pointed to government-linked bodies, financial institutions and utilities as being behind a large share of issues, speaking at ...

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Global Green Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12.90 54 7.29%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 9.71 59 5.49%
3 HSBC 9.60 69 5.43%
4 BNP Paribas 9.28 57 5.25%
5 JPMorgan 8.27 54 4.68%