Global green bond issuance rises in second quarter of 2018, but growth continues to moderate (Moody’s)

Global green bond issuance rises in second quarter of 2018, but growth continues to moderate (Moody's)

Moody's Aug 06, 2018


Global green bond issuance totaled $44.9 billion for the second quarter of 2018, marking a material increase in issuance compared to the first quarter of the year, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. While the past three months were the second highest quarter in the decade-long history of green bonds, the market continues to expand well below the growth rates seen in 2017.

“We are trimming our full-year expectations for green bond issuance to between $175 billion and $200 billion from $250 billion,” says Matt Kuchtyak, an analyst at Moody’s. “While we expect a more active second half of the year, this is unlikely to fully offset the growth moderation seen during the first six months of 2018.”

(Source: Moody’s)

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