Global ESG bond scale is smaller than ESG securities. ESG bond investors pay more attention to whether the issuer can repay the borrowings, while ESG securities investors value the future growth ability of investees. In terms of engagement, ESG bonds do not have voting rights and have weaker impacts than securities.
Whether they are green bonds, sustainable bonds or sustainability-linked bonds, they must comply with the ESG framework in terms of classification, issuance and disclosure. The International Capital Market Association has proposed a variety of ESG bond standards, and various jurisdictions are also forming their standards.
Goldman Sachs Asset Management launches the world’s first green bond ETF
S&P releases the global sustainable bond report, which provides an outlook for GSSSB bonds
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announces the issuance of two-year multi-currency digital green bonds
The World Bank releases the world’s first Plastic Waste Reduction-Linked Bond
The Luxembourg Green Exchange was established by the Luxembourg Stock Exchange
The World Bank has issued a record number of sustainable bonds in a week, with different currencies
The Hong Kong government plans to issue its first retail green bond this year
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