Green bonds, sustainability-linked loans, social bonds, ESG loans, green covered bonds, green mortgages… these are just some of the new green products emerging in the market. If the amount of new products wasn’t confusing enough, each typically has their own code or set of principles, whether they be mandated or voluntary. This pathway will outline some of the key new ESG or green financial products, outlining what they are used for, who might use them and any regulations or guidance they may have to follow.
ESG Financial Products
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7 video modules • 1 hour 20 minutes
In the introductory video to this social bonds series, Keith defines a social bond and discusses their different applications. He further outlines the development of the social bond market along with the key challenges the market faces today.
Keith Mullin • 10:41
In the second video of this four-part video series, Luca explores the role of energy-efficient mortgages in reducing the pollution caused by inefficient homes. He further talks us through how ‘green mortgages’ work, what requirements are needed, and how these loans can be used to make homes more efficient.
Luca Bertalot • 09:17
We saw huge growth in the ESG bond market in 2020, with headlines focused on new COVID-19 sustainable debt issuances. In this video, Keith gives an overview of the parallel growth of ESG loans, which isn’t covered nearly as much by the mainstream media. He also discusses the size of the market and the types of loans, and then finishes by discussing a few recent ESG loan transactions.
Keith Mullin • 16:06
Green principles have now hit the repo market - and so we now have green repos. But what is it? There’s no market consensus. In this video, Richard will guide us through green repos, what makes it green and what differentiates it from traditional green financing.
Richard Comotto • 12:08
In this video, Mike Peterson explains why ESG must move up the priority list for managers and investors working within the CLO market. He explains why ESG has struggled to gain a foothold among CLO managers and how this can be remedied.
Mike Peterson • 10:49