Market Intelligence at your Fingertips – And it’s all for free!

New Interactive Data Platform: An easy tool for anyone wanting to analyse sustainable debt markets across multiple parameters 

Climate Bonds is pleased to launch an exciting new market intelligence tool. The Interactive Data Platform offers users a comprehensive breakdown of data across the three sustainable debt themes: Green, Social and Sustainability. 

At the heart of our organisation’s mission is our remarkable data capacity and the firm belief that the expansion and sharing of this data can support the market's development. Our data collection is founded on the Green Bond Database Methodology, distinctive in its adherence to international science-based climate targets - and this is supported by the recent expansion to Social & Sustainability bonds (via a separate database and methodology). 

 

Interactive Data Platform

Climate Bonds' Interactive Data Platform is the first sustainable debt data tool of its kind. It allows users to analyse various aspects of the market by applying data filters and generating interactive charts. 

Search the sustainable debt market by Theme, Geography, Issuer Type, Use of Proceeds, Currency, Deal Size and much more!

 

How it works 

The Platform consists of interactive charts that respond to the data filters selected on the left. The filters cover the following:

• Theme can be either Green, Social* or Sustainability*. This is defined according to our two database methodologies (Green + Social & Sustainability).
• Year defines the period of bond issuance. This can be Total (i.e. all years) or individual years. Pre-2014 data is included under Total but not shown individually.
• Metric defines the metric of analysis. It is most common to analyse the market by amount issued, but for Green we also provide the option to look at number of deals or number of issuers. Unless specified otherwise, all amount issued data is shown in billions USD equivalent.
• Region allows filtering for issuance from individual continents, plus Supranational. Issuer domiciles are defined by the country of risk, which may be different to the country of the issuer (e.g. if its parent is from another country).
• Market toggles allow you to filter out issuers from Developed and Emerging Markets, as well as Supranational entities.

*Social and Sustainability data is preliminary (beta version), and only shown for amount issued. It also does not include the breakdown of Use of Proceeds. Pandemic bonds are included under Social (see our Sustainable Debt Global SotM 2020 and H1 2020 reports for more detail).

The default selection is what we would consider the 'standard' level of analysis, i.e. Year = Total, Metric = Amount Issued, Region = Global. The ‘Reset’ button takes you back to this.

When Year = Total, ‘Cumulative’ toggles are included below each chart. These allow you to aggregate yearly into cumulative data.

When Metric = Number of Deals, the data is heavily skewed due to Fannie Mae, a very frequent issuer of relatively small green MBS deals since late 2016. The notes below the map and region chart therefore provide the number of deals from Fannie Mae for reference, as well as more details about this issuer.

To view the different interactive charts on Geographies, Issuer Type, Use of Proceeds, Currency and Deal Size, you can click the sliding buttons as seen here or just scroll down on the page itself to each chart and apply your filters to view customised data.

Chart data can be downloaded in csv format. If you wish to obtain more granular and/or deal-level data (paid), please get in touch.

 

The Last Word

Here at Climate Bonds Initiative, collecting and presenting market intelligence rests at the core of our endeavours. 

Our growing data capacity has enabled us to produce several series of respected reports, such as our State of the Market and Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities publications. Moreover, our regular blogs provide insightful narratives on the journey of the Green Bond Market.

The inception of our Green Bond Database Methodology marked our intentions to lead market intel with an affinity to truly green transactions. To quell fears of greenwashing in these markets, science-based understanding has founded our every effort. 

Now, our market analysis is broadening to reflect the breadth of debt instruments closely associated with green bonds. Our Interactive Data Platform is a grand product of our market intelligence and is at your fingertips at no cost!

With many ongoing and upcoming market developments in the world of sustainable finance, there has never been a better time to offer up our resources - and there has never been a better time for you to get closer to the data.

 

‘Til Next Time

Climate Bonds

 

The data currently has a 2020 cut-off (the same as our latest Sustainable Debt Global State of the Market report). We plan to update this at least on a yearly basis.

The Interactive Data Platform is a free tool but access to the underlying deal level data in our Database is only available to Data Partners. Please get in touch with partnerships@climatebonds.net to obtain more info.

For a detailed explanation of our green bond data and screening process, please see the Green Bond Database Methodology and Social & Sustainability Bond Database Methodology.

For all other data enquiries please email dataenquiries@climatebonds.net.