Capital markets

The capital markets connect the different segments of the financial system, notably for listed and unlisted equity and debt. Demand is growing for Green, Social,Sustainable and Sustainability- Linked (GSS+) bond strategies and issuance that join up climate and social priorities to support the just transition. This is a high-potential area, covering sovereigns, public financial institutions and financial institutions, corporates and municipalities.

The Just Transition Finance Lab has begun an exciting research programme with the Climate Bonds Initiative to assess the needs for bond instruments for a just transition. This collaborative research project will be taken forward by the Lab with CBI to identify and promote the role of bond issuance to drive a just and inclusive transition to net zero across the world. It aims to provide guidance to issuers and investors on how fixed income can proactively incorporate just transition principles and channel finance for just transition priorities.