Wow! What a great start to Q4; issuance is gearing up for Paris! A wide range of issuers are pumping more green bonds into the market - both repeat issuers and new comers from Asia, Plus, we have analysis on what the CarbonCount metric means for investors and as always analysis on the green credentials of some recent issues.
Green Asset Backed Securities (ABS)
Q3 sees the biggest single issuance this year so far of $1.1bn (thanks to NWB Bank) and overall total issuance is $6.9bn for the quarter. The green bond market has slightly slowed from a high in Q2. But, it seems like the issuance is going up in size – the average in Q3 bonds ($204m) is well above the Q2 figure of ($144m).