Mobilising capital markets to drive the transition of heavy emitting industries: Transition Bonds
Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds.
With the Green Bond market delivering $1tr of investment, what opportunity could a new category of bond bring to companies trying to engineer a transition of hard to abate assets? How can capital markets be mobilised further to drive change in industries that need finance of a scale that matches the Paris agreement ambition?
Repurposing existing investment plans to support climate priorities is going be a key factor in delivering net zero. Could the bond market be a key element of financing decarbonisation at scale? Alex Cameron and Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds, discuss the real need for transition bonds to help challenging industries find their route to change (a route which might not be available through green bonds or more traditional finance). The discussion covers the structure and clarity that will be essential as well as the need for appropriate ambition on the part of the corporates.
This episode is for you if you’re seeking investment that could help deliver decarbonisation in energy and co2-intensive sectors. It will also appeal to those interested in the progress of the green bond market and who want to understand what other investment routes exist.
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