Audio Finance - 29/June/2020

How Covid-19 could supercharge the green bond market

Work on mobilising the global bond market to finance the low carbon transition has received an unexpected boost at the hands of the Covid-19 pandemic. Green bond issues are vastly oversubscribed as investors show a clear preference for putting their money into shifting society in a new and better direction

RUSH TO GREEN
Mounting evidence indicates that investors are favouring green bonds that not only make money but serve a social purpose

PANDEMIC BONDS 
Bonds issued to raise money for projects that are both environmentally sustainable and build resilience into the world economy are proving to be a smash hit

KEY QUOTE 
“The resilience agenda is adding meat to the debate around the Sustainable Development Goals and how you ensure that societies can respond to crises.”
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