Going Green in The Financial Industry

Financial institutions globally have began contributing to the overall industrial shift to building a system to support sustainability. Great market reception seen from initiatives from emerging markets such as bonds and sustainable stock exchange presents the potential for scalability for adaption and potentially bridging financial institutions and regulators to support this cause.

Nearly 300 policy and regulatory measures on green and sustainable finances are in place as of October 2017, implemented in over 60 countries. Growth in measures have averaged roughly 20% year on year since 2010 with an increase of roughly 30% since July 2016.

In 2016, green bond issuances reached US$80 billion, almost double the total issuances of 2015.

Green bond issuances of financial institutions registered the highest growth, a 7 fold increase from 2014-2015 making up half of the corporate issuances in 2016.

Clients of financial institutions in emerging markets are already participating in finance climate-related and green projects. In 2016, 61% are already active while another 9% are interested.

In 2017, it is projected that active clients will increase to 70% and interest will increase to 12%.

Source: International Finance Corporation (IFC) Survey of 2016
Know more about Sustainable Financing on November 14, 2019 at the 36th Asian Bankers Association Conference.

Going Green in The Financial Industry

Financial institutions globally have began contributing to the overall industrial shift to building a system to support sustainability.

Great market reception seen from initiatives from emerging markets such as bonds and sustainable stock exchange presents the potential for scalability for adaption and potentially bridging financial institutions and regulators to support this cause.

Nearly 300 policy and regulatory measures on green and sustainable finances are in place as of October 2017, implemented in over 60 countries.

Growth in measures have averaged roughly 20% year on year since 2010 with an increase of roughly 30% since July 2016.

In 2016, green bond issuances reached US$80 billion, almost double the total issuances of 2015.

Green bond issuances of financial institutions registered the highest growth, a 7 fold increase from 2014-2015 making up half of the corporate issuances in 2016.

Clients of financial institutions in emerging markets are already participating in finance climate-related and green projects.

In 2016, 61% are already active while another 9% are interested.

In 2017, it is projected that active clients will increase to 70% and interest will increase to 12%.

Source: International Finance Corporation (IFC) Survey of 2016
Know more about Sustainable Financing on November 14, 2019 at the 36th Asian Bankers Association Conference.