Sustainable Development

What are green bonds and why is this market growing so fast?

Understanding the green bond market.

The green bond market could hit as much as $1 trillion in 2023. Image: Karsten Würth/Unsplash

Patrick Henry
Senior Writer, Formative Content
Madeleine North
Writer, Forum Agenda
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Volume of green bonds issuance in selected European countries in 2020.
Volume of green bonds issuance in selected European countries in 2020. Image: Statista


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Annual trillion $ in green bonds possible by 2023.
The green bond market is booming. Image: Climate bonds

Green debt issuance trails oil, gas and coal-related finance by a factor of three since 2016.
2021 proved a tipping point in sustainable investments. Image: Bloomberg League Tables
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