December 14, 2021

Sustainable Finance Update: December 2021

A look at what’s been happening in the sustainable finance market – in Australia and abroad.

Sustainable finance market overview

Market overview

  • Sustainable debt issuance year to date has surpassed US$1.5 trillion as at 30 November 2021.
  • Green bonds were the most popular format, representing 39.3% of all sustainable issuance, followed by sustainable linked loans at 24.3%.

Selected recent deals 

  • KiwiRail closes world’s first Green Shipping Loan to be certified by the Climate Bond Initiative.
  • Summerset completes New Zealand’s largest SLL to date and a first in the NZ retirement village sector.
  • The UK’s Green Gilt becomes the largest inaugural sovereign issuance.
  • QTC prints largest A$ Green Bond to date.
  • BOC issues world first Sustainability Re-Linked Bond.

Investor and market news

  • APRA finalises prudential guidance on managing the financial risks of climate change.
  • COP26 closes with several key outcomes for the global economy.
  • SBTi publishes Net-Zero Standard Framework for Corporates and Financial Institutions.
  • The Port of Newcastle announces Green Hydrogen Hub.

Download the report to see recent key deals as well as investor and market news

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