Sustainable Bond Market

Sustainable Bond Market at a glance

230+
debt securities admitted
£45bn+
raised
20
countries representing issuers
17
representative currencies

SBM is home to the first certified green bonds out of China, India, the Middle East and first sovereign green bonds from Asia Pacific and the Americas.

 

Leading the world’s sustainable finance ecosystem

London Stock Exchange’s dedicated Sustainable Bond Market (SBM) champions innovative issuers in sustainable finance, and improves access, flexibility and transparency for investors. In 2015, LSEG became the first exchange to set up dedicated Green Bond Segments. 

As the demand from investors and companies to manage climate risks and create impact becomes ever more important, our expanded SBM offers a wide range of opportunities for green, sustainable and social bonds, in addition to bonds from green economy issuers and most recently sustainability-linked bonds. 

The depth and breadth of London's markets provides a deep pool of capital to help lead the transition to a sustainable and low-carbon economy. LSEG provides guidance and support to issuers through variety of channels, including the Issuer Services platform and other Group services. Sustainable bonds can also be traded through MTS, Europe’s leading electronic trading platform for public sector debt.

 

  • Access a deep pool of capital

Sustainable finance debt instruments are an ideal way for business to tap into the huge $100 trillion pool of private capital managed by global institutional fixed-income investors.

  • Send a clear sustainable signal to the market

Issuing a sustainable finance debt instrument provides a signal that your business has a meaningful sustainability strategy, has identified material environmental risks and opportunities that the business faces and investing to deliver on them.

  • Build a stronger sustainability dialogue

The extra disclosure required to issue a sustainable debt instrument creates greater levels of dialogue between borrowers and lenders, improving your relationship with investors.

  • Motivate your people on sustainability

The process of issuing a sustainable finance debt instrument can galvanize management and staff around the concept of sustainability and the role of the business in delivering a sustainable future.

 

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Sustainable Bond Market

 

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2020 – A year of green milestones for the Sustainable Bond Market

2020 has been a memorable year for London Stock Exchange’s Sustainable Bond Market (SBM).

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Green economy in focus: Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust

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Building dialogue between investors and issuers on ESG: a report on disclosure trends

Investor focus on ESG continues to increase – a trend accelerated by the COVID-19 global pandemic. The challenge for issuers is to focus and improve their ESG performance as well as how they communicate and engage with investors.

Our ESG Disclosure Score helps issuers to see where they might improve their most important sector specific ESG metrics and un

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Sustainable Finance News

Towards the end of 2019 London Stock Exchange launched the Green Economy Mark and Sustainable Bond Market. At the time we hosted our first Sustainable Finance Summit and launched our Guide to Green Finance. Whilst the outbreak of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the economy and our day to day lives, we’ve seen continued interest and momentum across the green finance ecosystem and markets have

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