The Asian green bond market has gone from being a minnow two years ago to dominating global issuance, proving the product is here to stay. But there is still plenty of untapped potential, and more needs to be done to make environmental concerns top on the priority list.

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  • Asian sustainable lending in focus amid green loan first

    A novel green loan for Singapore’s Wilmar International has put the focus on the potential for sustainable products in Asia. While green bonds have gained popularity in the region, the loan market is still lagging far behind — but that appears to be set to change, writes Shruti Chaturvedi.

    • 30 Nov 2017

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  • Green does not suit everyone

    For anyone hoping that the green bond market can grow to even greater heights, news that Belgium and Nigeria are bringing debut deals — and that other sovereigns are considering the possibility — will be welcome. But it may be that some countries are better suited to the model than others.

  • Green for '18: sovereign mart to ripen

    The sovereign green bond market looks set to come of age next year, with some issuers confirming that they will join the likes of France in printing deals and others mulling the possibility. But the model may not fit all government borrowers — for the moment, at least. Craig McGlashan reports.

  • SocGen plans to help issue €85bn of green bonds

    Société Générale has set a goal of raising €100bn of financing for clean energy transition between 2016 and 2020.

  • Ireland open to green in 2018

    Ireland is open to the possibility of adding green bonds to its funding mix as it looks to diversify its portfolio of debt instruments, according to the country’s head of funding.

Comment

  • Malaysia must marry green bonds and sukuk

    Malaysian companies have finally started taking steps towards sustainability, about three years after the country put together its SRI sukuk framework. The potential for growth is huge, and with the right encouragement and a conscious partnership between Islamic financing and sustainable goals, Malaysia can make itself a leading green market.

    • 14 Sep 2017
  • Good work: Asian SRI making steps forward

    Socially conscious investing in Asia has so far concentrated on green bonds and little else. But SRI financing is not just limited to green bonds. By taking a broader approach, Asian borrowers — including sovereigns — can reap serious benefits.

    • 18 Jul 2017

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Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets special report

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 28.62
2 CITIC Securities 21.06
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 9.72
4 China Merchants Bank Co 9.18
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 7.56

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 16,398.71 87 6.20%
2 UBS 14,468.05 89 5.47%
3 Morgan Stanley 12,696.27 63 4.80%
4 Goldman Sachs 11,964.67 61 4.53%
5 China International Capital Corp Ltd 11,605.84 57 4.39%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 35,355.30 248 7.98%
2 Citi 34,549.67 198 7.80%
3 JPMorgan 26,213.80 145 5.92%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,812.93 113 4.92%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 18,550.38 140 4.19%

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