Banks mark four-fold increase in ESG deals this year to date

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By Frank Jackman, Tyler Davies
25 Feb 2021

Financial institutions have ramped up their sales of green debt at the start of 2021, as they look to take advantage of a quiet funding year by building out their environment, social and governance frameworks. This week, nearly all FIG euro issuance arrived in ESG formats.

In-house data shows that 11 banks have sold green and social bonds worth a combined €6.8bn so far this year.

That is a more than four-fold increase compared to the €1.25bn of ESG debt printed by the same point in 2020.

Dealogic data suggests that sustainable bonds account ...

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