Green Capital Markets across asset classes
As world-leading market infrastructure experts sitting at the heart of the global financial system, we at London Stock Exchange Group are ideally placed to pioneer and expand sustainable, green solutions for both investment and capital raising. Across our diversified business model we have been supporting investors and issuers in the transition to a low-carbon sustainable economy for over a decade, developing innovative products and services in close collaboration with clients and thought leaders.
London Stock Exchange Group’s comprehensive, cutting-edge green and sustainable finance offering is focused on two key areas: green financing (both debt and equity) for issuers; and information services - including indexes and analytics – that enable investors to incorporate climate and sustainability considerations into their investment process. In June 2015, London Stock Exchange launched its dedicated green bond segments, establishing strict admission criteria aligned with ICMA’s Green Bonds Principles. London Stock Exchange is now home to a diversified range of green bonds issued in seven different currencies by supranational institutions, local governments and municipalities as well as corporates.
Our markets are also home to Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) tracking climate-aligned and sustainability indexes, as well as a broad portfolio of environmental solution companies including renewable investment funds, and corporates whose business models encompass alternative fuels, renewable energy equipment and alternative electricity.
Finally, our global benchmark business, FTSE Russell, serves institutional and retail investors globally, with approximately $10 trillion being benchmarked to its indexes. Through its Low Carbon Economy (LCE) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data models the investment community can access the tools they need - data, analytics and benchmarks – to shift capital allocations towards a greener and more sustainable economy.
More innovation is under way. We encourage feedback and ideas from corporates, investors and organisations who believe that financial markets can play a pivotal role in the transition now building momentum.