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Global ESG Bond Sales Reach $150 Billion in Busiest January Ever

Sustainable bond sales saw the busiest January on record as lower borrowing costs ignited a deal blitz as top underwriters of the debt line up more sales.

Global sales of green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds totaled $149.5 billion last month, making it the most active January since the inception of the green debt market in 2007, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Falling borrowing costs and seemingly insatiable investor demand have turbo-charged issuance in bond markets across the globe. More than 540 bond sellers tapped primary markets last month — the most in records going back two decades — to raise a record $721 billion in both ESG-labeled and conventional bonds as of Jan. 26, ending the month at over $817 billion, according to Bloomberg-compiled data. In the US, the high-grade market had the busiest January ever.

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