Green Bond Index Trends, Enhancements and FAQs for Bond Issuers and Underwriters
In 2015, total green bond issuance capped out at $41.8bn and, according to the Climate Bonds Initiative, total 2016 numbers are now just over $46bn. The growing green bonds market has been met by excitement and hesitation as both institutional investors and issuers struggle to agree upon standards. In 2014, Barclays and MSCI ESG Research launched the Barclays MSCI Global Green Bond Indices, including a set of objective, independent green bond evaluation criteria. As the market grows and issuers report on projects, MSCI ESG Research released evaluation enhancements in June 2016.
Hear MSCI fixed income and green bond experts for a global webinar for issuers and bond underwriters to better understand how MSCI ESG Research evaluates bonds in this space, the index eligibility criteria, and index review process.