Bonds aimed at heavy corporate emitters set to roll out in 2021

Multiple new fixed-income instruments are gaining traction throughout markets these days, with both sovereign and corporate debt issued in green and social packaging now being joined by so-called transition bonds meant to provide credit for the heaviest polluters in becoming more sustainable while excluded from other avenues.

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The next thing in green investing is a new kind of debt designed to help fund the trillions of dollars needed to wean the world from carbon.

Transition bonds are being developed for fossil-fuel companies and other heavy corporate emitters, which have largely been shut out of a booming green market. So-called brown industries would have to use proceeds from the sales to fund their clean-energy transformation.

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