Sustainable Financing Newsletter

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03

Edition 3 – December 2016

Welcome to the third edition of our Sustainable Financing newsletter.

Issuance of green bonds continues to go from strength to strength, with some of the market’s most passionate cheerleaders forecasting that new issue volume may reach the magic USD100 billion level in 2016. While HSBC Fixed Income Research expects full year 2016 green bonds issuance to come out at the top end of its USD55 to USD80 billion estimate, made in January 2016.

However, to put these numbers into perspective, total green/social/sustainability bond issuance still accounts for less than 1 per cent of total holdings of global institutional investors. While this doesn’t appear to be due to a lack of willing investors, it does explain why market participants welcome the clear progress that continues to be made with respect to the growing depth and diversity of the green bond market.

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Issue
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Edition 3 – December 2016

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