IMF urges ESG reform to unlock green bond investment

Regulators must tighten the rules and standardise definitions surrounding sustainable financial assets such as green bonds to attract demand from investors worried by greenwashing, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.

  • By Phil Thornton
  • 10 Oct 2019

In its global financial stability report (GFSR) to be published in full at its annual meeting next week, the IMF said closing these gaps would be crucial for investors and issuers to efficiently price products and mitigate risks.

It published figures showing that green bond issuance had hit ...

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Global Green Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13.54 58 6.86%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 10.85 65 5.50%
3 HSBC 10.35 74 5.24%
4 BNP Paribas 10.27 65 5.20%
5 JPMorgan 9.24 61 4.69%