Nasdaq Launches Sustainable Bond Network
Issuers using the Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network are provided an opportunity to showcase their sustainability efforts and provide a greater level of transparency for their bonds. The Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network also introduces a standard framework for impact reporting.
For investors, the Network´s data collection tools address a growing need for improved data aggregation in the sustainable bond market, replacing the need for the manual collection and administration of data.
From its launch, the Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network contains bond data from a select number of European and U.S. issuers. The Network will be continuously expanded through feedback from a global advisory board, consisting of public and private investors, expert organizations and issuers, including:
“As an investor we want to actively contribute to shaping the future of sustainable finance,” says Beatrix Anton-Grönemeyer, Chief Sustainability Officer at
In 2015 Nasdaq launched the world´s first sustainable bond market, which has more than doubled in size every year since and recently surpassed 200 listed instruments across 50 issuers in the Nordic region. Following the strong growth of the market, Nasdaq has expanded its offering to include additional segments. In
“As portfolio managers look to keep pace with investor demand, the launch of our Sustainable Bond Network will help our clients evolve their sustainable investing strategies,” says Bjørn Sibbern, President, European Markets at Nasdaq. “Based on experience gained building our European sustainable debt markets and our ESG Data Portal, this launch marks the next phase of our mission to increase transparency around sustainability to issuers and investors across the globe.”
* Bond data includes the Key Sustainable Bond Documents — Framework, External Review, Assurance Reports and Allocation/Impact Reports — as well as Project Categories, Project Category Allocation and Impact Metrics.
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