Paul Ellis, Alessia Falsarone, Patrick Drum, Eric Glass
On January 8, 2020 Bloomberg LP reported global issuance of green bonds and loans, as well as other types of sustainable debt, totaled $465 billion in 2019, up 78% from $261 billion in 2018, according to data compiled by BloombergNEF. The outstanding global volume of sustainable debt now exceeds $1 trillion.
Green bonds, where the proceeds are used for environmentally-friendly projects, made up the majority of the issuance last year, totaling $271 billion, the data show. Sustainability-linked loans, which often have interest rates linked to a borrower’s performance on environmental, social or governance issues, were the fastest-growing sub-sector.
Join our panel of experts for a discussion about the expanding global supply of sustainable debt across the corporate, municipal and and sovereign markets into 2020 and beyond.
Alessia Falsarone, SASB FSA, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Investing at PineBridge Investments
Patrick Drum, Saturna Capital: Portfolio Manager of the Saturna Sustainable Bond Fund & Amana Participation Fund
Eric Glass, CFA, Portfolio Manager - Fixed Income Impact Strategies
Moderated by: Paul Ellis, Sustainable Finance Consultant, Founder of The Sustainable Finance Podcast