The sustainable bond market continues to grow and achieve record levels. Since the first green format issuance, dating back to the European Investment Bank’s inaugural bond in 2007, the market has developed to include a greater variety of labelling options such as sustainability bonds, social bonds, and sustainability-linked bonds. This product diversification has enabled investors to achieve greater and more diversified portfolio impacts. More recently, the social bond market was instrumental in helping issuers fund pandemic relief programs and other pressing categories addressing affordable housing and income inequality. In parallel, the sustainability-linked bond market emerged offering organizations the ability to align GHG reduction commitments with funding strategy, and align with investor carbon budgets. With performance attribution better supported by research, the case for sustainable finance and ESG integration has grown.
This session covers:
- Overview of sustainability trends, pillars, and risks
- Overview of investor ESG styles and pricing affects
- Sustainable finance market update – global and Canada
- Product descriptions: green, social, sustainability, sustainability-linked, transition
- Overview of taxonomies: CBI and European Sustainable Taxonomy
This session is eligible for 1 Professional Development credit from IIROC accreditations.
Managing Director & Head – Sustainability Advisory & Finance
National Bank Financial