ESG finance? Market focus

A better understanding of the ESG finance market.

– What is the ESG finance market?

– What is the current situation on the global and domestic markets?

– What is the weight of France and Europe in ESG bond issues?

To answer these questions, we’ll start by defining ESG finance. This is a field of finance that takes environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into account when making investment decisions. Investors thus seek to finance companies that have a positive impact on society and the environment, while minimizing financial risks. The global market has been growing steadily for several years. In 2020, green bond issuance reached a record $270 billion, up 40% on the previous year. France and Europe also have an important role to play in this market, with a significant share of ESG bond issues. In France, the ESG finance market is booming, driven by increasingly stringent regulations on responsible investment. More and more institutional investors are incorporating ESG criteria into their investment strategies, and private investors are beginning to take an interest too. Finally, as regards the positioning of players, there is strong competition between the various market players, whether banks, management companies or rating agencies. A number of long-established players have successfully positioned themselves in this market with innovative financial products, while new players are regularly emerging. In conclusion, the ESG finance market is booming, driven by growing investor demand for responsible investment. France and Europe have an important role to play in this market, and market players need to be innovative …

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