The green bond market reached a new record as Q3 2020 issuance peaked at USD64.9bn - the highest volume in any third quarter period since market inception and the second highest recorded amount in any individual quarter (following Q2 2019 at USD73.1bn), and 21% more than Q2 2020. Cumulative issuance volume since inception reached USD948bn.
Other key figures for the quarter included:
- 314 deals from 191 individual issuers
- 52 benchmark issues of at least USD500m
- Representation from 39 countries including 71 deals from the USA, 48 from Germany, 40 from Sweden, and 30 from Japan
- 73 debut green bond issuers from 29 countries