Learn more about Climate Bonds - LGX Climate-Aligned Issuers
With this move, LuxSE complements its already extensive products section offering of labelled green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds on LGX, with a new issuers section aimed at supporting the sustainable finance agenda by giving visibility to environmentally friendly issuers of debt securities.
Defined and monitored by Climate Bonds, CAIs are identified based on the percentage of their revenue streams derived from climate-aligned activities as per the Climate Bonds Taxonomy. CAI securities listed on LuxSE will be displayed on the dedicated LGX section.
On the day of the launch, the Climate Bonds-LGX Climate-Aligned Issuers section included 23 CAIs in 16 different countries. Other CAIs are expected to join LuxSE and LGX in the coming months.
Careful screening by Climate Bonds Initiative
Issuers included in the Climate Bonds-LGX Climate-Aligned Issuers section are identified by Climate Bonds through an in-depth screening process, research and a detailed analysis of revenue streams, business activities and outstanding debt. Climate Bonds has provided research on CAIs since 2012, and the methodology has evolved over time. Currently, Climate Bonds defines eight climate-themes: renewable energy, low-carbon transport, smart buildings, water, waste, sustainable land use & agriculture, climate adaptation and ICT.
“This launch by LGX represents a positive step in market development; connecting investors and capital with companies that already have inherent low carbon business models. In an environment where climate and sustainability factors are becoming fundamental to investment decisions, the CAIs section opens new opportunities for finance to flow where it’s needed most,” commented Sean Kidney, CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative.
Supporting the global goals
Climate Bonds Initiative is an international, investor-focused not-for-profit organisation working to mobilise the USD 100 trillion bond market for climate action with the aim of developing a large and liquid Climate Bonds market that will help drive down the cost of capital for climate projects and improve access to lower-cost debt in emerging markets. Climate Bonds Initiative carries out market analysis, policy research, market development; advises governments and regulators; and administers a global green bond Certification Scheme.
Through this partnership, LGX relies on a robust methodology to provide investors with access to an extended universe of high-quality climate-aligned investment opportunities with a positive environmental impact.