Lex at Large – Finance – The growth of green and sustainable loans market: positive dynamics in 2018

25/03/19
Lex at Large – Finance – The growth of green and sustainable loans market: positive dynamics in 2018

It has been a while since the financial sector is showing its involvement in social and environmental challenges. This trend was thus not new for the year 2018, which allowed us to observe some positive dynamics in bank loan market.

 

There was a steady growth over the last years in the “green bonds” and “social impact bonds” segments, promoting funding for anti-global warming movement and social programs. Yet, this market segment “remains a young market niche (…), the total volume of so-called green or sustainable bond funding represents 5% of traditional bond funding”.

 

Although still modest, this type of funding is nevertheless active, particularly in view of the recent arrival of “blue bonds” to finance clean water actions.

 

Co-authored by May Jarjour et Thibault Hubert, March 2019

 

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