Total volumes for labelled Green, Social and Sustainability (GSS) bonds, Sustainability-linked bonds (SLB) and Transition bonds reached nearly half a trillion (USD496.1bn) in the first half of 2021. This amount represents 59% year-on-year growth in the GSS market from the equivalent period in 2020. It also sets the labelled sustainable debt market on track to reach another record high by end December. Cumulative labelled issuance now stands at USD2.1tn at end H1 2021. Moreover, transition finance is picking up; with sustainability-linked bonds paving the way.

In this summary report, Climate Bonds Initiative presents the key highlights of sustainability-linked debt market in H1 2021.

Read the report here