SEB predicts green bond issuances to reach USD 500bn in 2021

The green bond market has just passed USD 1trn since inception and SEB expects next year’s issuance to be close to USD 500bn in a single year.

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In a new issue of SEB's report series The Green Bond, SEB forecasts 2021 to become a record year for sustainable finance after the sustainable finance markets continued their strong rebound in October and November.

The total for the year is already close to USD 649bn, which is already a significant increase from previous years, and according to SEB's forecasts, next year will likely be the first year when issuance across the sustainable finance universe exceeds USD 1trn.

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