Sustainable debt issuance in 2021 exceeded USD1.6 trillion – setting a new record against the backdrop of COP26.
Green bonds were the most popular format with USD619.5bn in issuance, doubling in volume in comparison to 2020. This was followed by sustainability linked loans at USD428bn, which is over triple growth in volume compared to 2020.
Sustainability linked bonds experienced the most growth at USD108.6bn, almost 10 times 2020 volume of USD11.3bn.
Net flows of USD128bn went into ESG ETFs in 2021, hitting a new record.