Green Bond Treasurer Survey 2020

Green Bond Treasurer Survey 2020  is a first of its kind, unique interrogation of market experience to identify core benefits and challenges of issuing green bonds and provides guidance to potential newcomers into green financial markets. Eighty-six treasurers from thirty-four countries were interviewed.

Respondent organisations represented around 44% of the identified green bond universe accounted for a total of USD7.4tn in bonds outstanding, including USD222bn of green bonds and collectively had issued 686 green bonds at the time of data collection.

The survey explores the end-to-end process of issuing a green bond and solicited treasurer's views on integrated sustainability and the potential to enhance growth and scale of the market.

Headline Findings:  

  • 98% of respondents said that their green bond attracted new investors
  • 91% of respondents said a green bond facilitated more engagement with investors
  • 88% of respondents said they planned to issue more green bonds
  • 84% of the green bonds in the sample, are listed on at least one stock exchange
  • 70% of respondents said the demand for their green bond was higher
  • 48% responded that the cost of funding green bonds was similar to that of vanilla equivalents
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Read the Media Release here.

Acknowledgements: Climate Bonds Initiative thanks Danske Bank and Luxembourg Green Exchange for their sponsorship and support in the production of this report and Henley Business School, University of Reading for data support.