Climate Bonds Announces 2020 Green Bond Pioneer Award Winners - Premier event marking international leadership in green finance & innovation enters 5th Year

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Climate Bonds Announces 2020 Green Bond Pioneer Award Winners

Premier event marking international leadership in green finance & innovation enters 5th Year 

Recognition for new & emerging market pioneers & 2010-2020 leaders


London: 00:00 07/07/2020 BST: Emerging market pioneers & leadership over the 2010-2020-decade feature in the 5th Annual Green Bond Pioneer Awards (GBPA) announced by the Climate Bonds Initiative today.

Focusing on achievement by organisations, financial institutions & governments, the GBPA are the premier international recognition of best practice & innovation in green finance, encompassing green bonds, loans & sukuk & significant market developments in climate & transition-based investment.

The GBPA also maintains a longstanding focus on highlighting green investment in emerging economies & acknowledging regional & national entrants to the markets. New green issuers from Central America, the Caribbean, Middle East, Mediterranean & Eastern Europe feature in this year’s awards, reflecting the growing global diversity in green finance origination.

The 2020 awards, which coincide with Climate Bonds 10 Year Anniversary, also include new categories acknowledging decade long contributions to building green finance from both public & private sector financial institutions.

The 2020 Awards mirror a market that includes new nations & point to the role of those far-sighted institutions who’ve built the decade long foundations of green finance. The pace of investment from the last ten years must now accelerate in the next ten. A decisive shift of capital towards the green recovery, rapid transition, resilience & adaptation is required. We want future awards to be recognising the first trillion in annual climate investment & the policy makers, investors, banks & corporations that got us there in a hurry.” Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

See below the 5th Green Bond Pioneer Award Recipients, more about the awards and recipients' comments:




For more information, please contact: 

Leena Fatin

Senior Communications Officer

Climate Bonds Initiative



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About Climate Bonds Initiative: The Climate Bonds Initiative is an investor-focused not-for-profit, promoting large-scale investment in the low-carbon economy. For more information, please visit or visit our TwitterLinkedInInstagram & Facebook, #GBPA20. 

The Green Bond Pioneer Awards: The Awards recognise organisations who through their actions at corporate, national or regional levels have demonstrated the potential of green finance, energised the market & have led by positive example.

Launched in 2016 in an inaugural partnership with the London Stock Exchange Group, the Green Bond Pioneer Awards are acknowledged as the foremost international recognition in green finance.


2016 – 2019 Green Bond Pioneer Awards: 

Additional details of 2016 Inaugural Award recipients are here

Additional details of 2017 Award recipients are here.

Additional details of 2018 Award recipients are here

Additional details of 2019 Award recipients are here.

Climate Bonds Annual Conference will be held on 8-9-10th September 2020. More information is here.




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