LSE Launches Sustainable Bond Market Advisory Group


Stockholm (NordSIP) –  On 3 August 2020, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) announced the establishment of the Sustainable Bond Market Advisory Group (SBMAG) – a forum for market participants to provide input on the LSE’s Sustainable Bond Market (SBM) and act as a consultative body on future developments.

The SBM is an initiative of the LSE launched in 2015 to set up a dedicated green bond segment. According to the LSE, it “champions innovative issuers in sustainable finance and improves access, flexibility and transparency for investors.” Since its creation, over 230 bonds issued by more than 60 companies raising £47 billion worth of funding have been admitted to the SBM.

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The membership represents key market stakeholders such as industry bodies, external reviewers, law firms, underwriters, investors and bond issuers which have shown an active participation in sustainable finance. SBMAG members include Allianz GI, AXA Investment Managers, Bank of China, Barclays, Blackrock, BNP Paribas, Climate Bonds Initiative, CICERO Shades of Green, Enel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, HM Treasury, Norton Rose Fulbright, PineBridge Investments, Royal Bank of Canada, Slaughter & May, Sustainalytics, Tideway and White & Case.

SBMAG Membership will be reviewed every two years to ensure an appropriately broad spectrum of market participants are included.

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Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), has been awarded ‘A+’ and ‘A’ ratings by the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the world’s leading proponent of responsible investing, as part of the organisation’s 2020 Assessment Reports for signatories.

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