The Climate Bonds Initiative, in partnership with HSBC, and supported by HKMA and HKGFA, presents the Hong Kong Green and Sustainable Debt Market Briefing 2021. The briefing offers leading analysis of green, social, sustainability, transition bonds, and sustainability-linked debt instruments (GSS+) in the region.
The 2021 Hong Kong GSS+ market expanded into new types of thematic debt, and across the board. This included a quadruple increase in green debt instruments, debut issuance of sustainability bonds, and burgeoning growth in transition finance products.
Climate Bonds identified volumes of USD14bn in GSS+ labelled debt originating from Hong Kong issuers in 2021. Green debt instruments aligned with Climate Bonds Green Bond Database (GBDB) accounted for 75% of the total. Sustainability bonds, transition bonds and sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) made up the rest.
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