Sustainable finance is quickly maturing with the emergence of new standards and frameworks that reduce risk as well as innovative instruments that expand opportunities for banks and issuers. As a result, sustainable finance has transformed from a niche market into a leading global practice in little over a decade. For example, the issuance of sustainable debt reached $732 billion in 2020 – a 23% increase over 2019 – and in 2021, new sustainable debt issuance outpaced all previous years combined.
Leading banks and issuers are embracing sustainable finance practices by applying ESG considerations to risk management, portfolio decisions, product development, pricing and underwriting. In this ebook, you will learn:
- Why banks are adopting sustainable finance portfolios
- Recent trends in sustainable financial instruments around the world
- How banks are improving their sustainable finance strategies by developing custom frameworks