While 2020 felt like a watershed year for ESG bond volumes, the first half of 2021 set the foundation for this year to eclipse the last one. In the following video, we look at the key trends in the ESG bond market over the course of Q2 2021, including who the issuers are, what drives them to issue in ESG format, how relevant is ESG in the context of the broader global bond market, and what are the latest regulatory and market drivers affecting issuance and bond structures.
Key learning objectives:
Identify the latest trends in issuance and regulation within the ESG bond market
How does the ESG bond market relate to the broader bond market in terms of the kinds of structures utilised and the quantum of issuance per annum?
Who are the key issuers of ESG bonds and what drives their decision to issue in these structures rather than in non-ESG format?
What would you expect the trajectory of ESG issuance to look like over the course of the next 3-5 years and why?