Nordic green bond issuance bucks global trend (Expert Investor)

    Nasdaq’s Nordic Sustainable Green Bond Market has listed its 100th sustainable bond, a decade after the SEB and the World Bank first developed the concept of a green bond market.

    While the Nordic bond markets are considered small in monetary terms, they are recognised among investors for their pioneering efforts in sustainable finance adoption. The company said that it had seen 40% more green bond listings in the first half of 2018 than in the full 12 months of the previous year.

    Nasdaq’s announcement will be welcomed by green bond supporters, after a less upbeat report from ratings agency Moody’s earlier in the month, which suggested that green bond issuance internationally was on the wane.


    Glenn W. Leaper, PhD
    Glenn W. Leaper, PhD
    Glenn W. Leaper, Associate Editor and Political Risk Analyst with Nordic Business Media AB, completed his Ph.D. in Political and Critical Theory from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2015. He is involved with a number of initiatives, including political research, communications consulting (speechwriting), journalism and writing his first post-doctoral book. Glenn has an international background spanning the UK, France, Austria, Spain, Belgium and his native Denmark. He holds an MA in English and a BA in International Relations.

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