Jul 1, 2019 - Economy

Green bonds see back-to-back months of record inflows

Data: Bloomberg, Institute of International Finance; Chart: Axios Visuals

New sustainable debt instruments, like green bonds and green loans, are seeing a significant pickup in investor interest.

What it means: While it's still a de minimis fraction of the global debt market, green bonds saw explosive growth in the second quarter. Dedicated green bond ETFs attracted some $2 billion of net inflows in Q2, including $1.1 billion in June, data from the Institute of International Finance shows.

  • June's green bond inflows were more than triple the $300 million of inflows recorded in all of Q1 and larger than inflows from any year prior to 2019.

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