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Green Bonds

Environmental factors have typically been less analysed by sovereign debt investors. However, there has been a rapid change as the physical and economic impacts of climate change and resource constraints become more evident. Investors are increasingly considering measures of natural resource availability, physical risk from climate change and other natural disasters, energy transition risk and energy security. This perspective is opening the door for more governments to actively participate in sustainability improvements, and for investors to direct money with clearly stated objectives and measurable targets.

Our ESG Partners

BAYLIS Emerging Markets

A specialist private equity investor in African markets

Norton Rose Fulbright

Recognized leading law firm on climate change


Shapes a sustainable future with the world’s largest organizations.

Project Partners

Baylis offers a world-class platform that enables the efficient deployment of institutional, U.S. and European commercial capital in Africa. Baylis' diverse team brings together extensive experience in private equity in frontier markets and unique in-depth expertise in African markets, reinforced by strong operational skills. Baylis invests in established small and medium-sized companies in the manufacturing and industrial sectors with a geographical mission covering the West and East African markets. Baylis currently has offices in New York and Lagos, Nigeria, and is opening an office in Nairobi.

The issuance of green bonds is accelerating, not only because it contributes to the diversification of investor pools, but also because of the growing intention of investors to implement ESG objectives as part of global initiatives. Norton Rose Fulbright's global climate change lawyers have extensive expertise in helping emerging market sovereigns access global debt markets to make long-term international investments and achieve strategic development goals.

ERM supports clients at all stages of their decarbonisation journey, from developing a net-zero strategy, implementing energy efficiency or reduction measures, deploying low-carbon technologies, reallocating or retiring fossil fuel assets and managing related environmental liabilities.

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A 2020 survey of institutional investors and public debt management offices by the World Bank Treasury showed that they are increasingly taking environmental and social risks into account when making investment decisions.

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