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New loan offerings juiced sustainable debt market in '18, BNEF says

Jan 29, 2019 - SNL Energy Finance Daily

Wind turbines in front of a coal-fired power plant in Germany in December 2018.Source: Associated Press The market for sustainable finance such as green bonds grew to a record $247 billion in 2018 with the emergence of products tailored to the preferences of selective investors and government programs aimed at encouraging new lending, research firm BloombergNEF said Jan. 9.

Comprising bonds and loans that fund projects with environmental and social benefits, the sustainable finance market ...