Issuance of Sustainability-Linked Bonds in Japan

In Japan, the issuance of sustainability linked bonds has been confirmed since 2020.

Issuance of Sustainability-Linked Bonds
by Japanese Companies and Other Entities

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  • As of August 1, 2022
  • Prepared by the Ministry of the Environment based on the websites of fundraisers, financial institutions, and third-party evaluation institutions
  • * This database is not screened by the Ministry of the Environment and is compiled based on the labeling declared by issuers and financial institutions.

Overseas Market States

Sustainability-linked bonds have been issued since 2019. In June 2020, the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) published the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles. 2021 has already seen rapid growth in its issuance.

Global Trends of Sustainability-linked Bonds Issuance Amount

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  • Source: Environmental Finance (2022) database, based on dataset on July 20, 2022.
  • *The amount of issuance for sustainability bonds totals the issuance amount of bonds labeled as such in the Environmental Finance database. Environmental Finance does not have its own screening criteria but rather aims to track and include all self-labelled bonds. Issuance date is based on the settlement date as indicated in said database.

Sustainability-linked Bond Issuance by Region

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  • Source: Environmental Finance (2022) database, based on dataset on July 20, 2022.
  • *The amount of issuance for sustainability bonds totals the issuance amount of bonds labeled as such in the Environmental Finance database. Environmental Finance does not have its own screening criteria but rather aims to track and include all self-labelled bonds. Issuance date is based on the settlement date as indicated in said database.