ESG loans still on the agenda despite being 'drowned out'

Green
By Mariam Meskin
09 Nov 2020

Loan bankers say that borrowers, including those in emerging markets, are still interested in green financing, though they say it has been “drowned out” by chatter around more pressing market concerns, such as Covid-19 financing and global political uncertainty.

Green financing in emerging markets has, surprisingly, continued this year despite an overall drop in loan volumes, which bankers say is the result of the Covid-19 pandemic warping demand in the market.

Loan volumes have declined sharply in the months since the pandemic began. Since the ...

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