Some might argue that building a sustainable economy is a technological problem. It isn’t. The world is sufficiently stocked with greenhouse gas-reducing technologies such as renewable fuels, carbon capture and energy storage. What it lacks is capital.
USD 60 trillion. This is how large the sustainable fixed income market could be by the end of this decade if world leaders are serious about net zero. That is equivalent to approximately one third of all global government bonds outstanding.
It’s a surge in growth that would transform fixed income investing. In as little as five years, climate-aligned, green, sustainability-linked and social bonds could be investment staples for investors worldwide. It is a future in which the mitigation of climate change, the protection of biodiversity and the promotion of social cohesion will be possible through fixed income investments.
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