Listings Advisory: ESG & Green Bonds

If ever there was a year when ESG bonds would come to the fore, 2020 has proven to be such a year. As international capital markets respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have witnessed a renewed focus on the social element of ESG bonds reflecting strong investor appetite for ESG issuance, particularly where the proceeds of such issuance may have a beneficial societal impact during this crisis. Walkers has been pleased to act as listing agent on a number of recent ESG issuances and we expect to see increased demand from capital markets participants for ESG products during 2020 and beyond.

Alongside increased investor demand for ESG & Green bonds, we’ve seen the development and promotion of ESG & Green market segments on many international stock exchanges including Euronext Dublin, the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange ("CSX"), The International Stock Exchange ("TISE"), Vienna MTF and the Bermuda Stock Exchange ("BSX") for whom Walkers acts as a recognised listing agent. This advisory aims to provide clients with a flavour of our listing expertise alongside the options available when choosing to list ESG & Green Bonds.

 

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IRELAND
Therese RedmondHead of Listing ServicesT +353 1 470 6645 therese.redmond@walkersglobal.com
Ken FoleySenior Listing ExecutiveT +353 1 470 6672ken.foley@walkersglobal.com

JERSEY
Christophe KalinauckasSenior CounselT +44 (0)1534 700 855christophe.kalinauckas@walkersglobal.com

LONDON
Mark GalazziPartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4972mark.galazzi@walkersglobal.com