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Record number of sustainable bonds issued in 1H20; up 47% from 1H19: Refinitiv

Felicia Tan
Felicia Tan7/27/2020 12:57 PM GMT+08  • 2 min read
Record number of sustainable bonds issued in 1H20; up 47% from 1H19: Refinitiv
A strong demand for responsible investing has continued to drive the issuance of green bonds, according to Refinitiv’s 1H20 Sustainable Finance Review.
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A strong demand for responsible investing has continued to drive the issuance of green bonds, according to Refinitiv’s 1H20 Sustainable Finance Review.

The report, which was released on Monday, showed that a total of US$194.5 billion ($268.86 billion) worth of sustainable bonds were issued worldwide in 1H20, up 47% from the same period last year, and more than double the value recorded in 1H18.

In 2Q20, some US$130.9 billion worth of sustainable bonds were issued, which is more than double the value recorded in 1Q20. The amount also makes the highest quarterly total recorded since the review began in 2015.

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