Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis – 2/3/2020

After record quarter in 4Q19,
Green & ESG lending off to strong 2020 start


After a strong 4Q19 which culminated in record issuance across the green & ESG markets, 1Q20 issuance has set off at a brisk pace. Nearly US$54bn in green bond volume was completed in 4Q19 via 126 issues to set a new quarterly benchmark and a record high both in terms of proceeds and deal count. In turn, year to date over US$14.4bn in green bond volume has been completed, down 10% compared to the same time last year, but