Gustavo Bernal Torres
New Social & Sustainability Bond Database
Climate Bonds Initiative enhanced screening capabilities for full GSS+ markets.
Climate Bonds is expanding its data analysis capabilities with the launch of a Social and Sustainability Bond Database (SnS DB), in keeping with the diversifying labelled bond market. The new database will complement the existing Climate Bonds Green Bonds Database, an internationally authoritative source of best practice green debt product data.
Social and sustainable debt markets emerged with real momentum in 2020 during the pandemic, as governments scrambled to raise finance to fight the immediate socioeconomic impacts of Covid-19. By the end of 2021, our Sustainable Debt Global State of the Market 2021 reported a cumulative total of issuance of USD520.5bn sustainability bonds and of USD538.8bn in social bonds, giving a combined total not far behind the USD 1.6tn green market.