Announces a Record
The Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme is a labelling scheme for bonds, loans and other debt instruments. The rigorous scientific criteria ensure consistency with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. The Scheme is used globally by bond issuers, governments, investors and the financial markets to prioritize investments, which genuinely contribute to addressing climate change. The Climate Bonds Initiative has been tracking the green labelled market since 2009. By partnering with Climate Bonds, Tradeweb aims to promote the visibility and accessibility of green bond trading activity across a wide range of asset classes, and leverage Climate Bonds data to provide transparency and clarity around our Green Bond Trading volumes.
“As one of the largest green bond marketplaces in the world, Tradeweb is proud to become an official Partner of the Climate Bonds Initiative,” said
In 2020, Climate Bonds screened Green bonds accounted for
2020 Green Bond Trading Highlights:
$56.4 billionin cash rates led by global government bonds
European government bonds (
$43.9bn) and Other* Global bonds ( $12.0bn)
- European government bonds (
$22.7 billionin global cash credit led by U.S.and European corporate credit
European Credit (
$15.5bn) and US High- Grade Credit( $5.7bn)
- European Credit (
“Green investment is expanding in depth and diversity, and Tradeweb occupies a significant position in the market,” said
“Tradeweb’s multi-asset offering gives us a unique vantage point into ESG trading activity,” added
As a result of the incredible growth green and sustainable markets have seen in recent years, a broadening number of government entities and corporates are now engaging with investors on ESG-aligned initiatives, while making an environmental or social impact. Tradeweb’s collaboration with the Climate Bonds Initiative helps market participants gain valuable insight into this trading activity, allowing a clearer view on how green and other sustainable securities trade in relation to their non-green counterparts. Tradeweb is committed to developing tools to identify green bonds across a wide range of asset classes, with green bond flags already available for European Government bonds and Global Credit.
* Other Global Bonds: AUD, NZD, JPY, CAD Government bonds, Covered bonds,
About the Climate Bonds Initiative: Climate Bonds Initiative is an investor-focused not-for-profit, promoting large-scale investment in the low carbon economy. Climate Bonds undertakes advocacy and outreach to inform and stimulate the market, provides policy models and government advice, market data and analysis, and administers an international Standard & Certification Scheme for best practice in green bonds issuance. For more information, please visit www.climatebonds.net.
About Climate Bonds Green Bond Database & Methodology: The Methodology V1.1 outline processes and criteria to define green bonds, green loans, green sukuk and other similar labelled debt instruments as eligible for inclusion in the Green Bond Database.
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