SGX & NASDAQ Provides Sustainable Bond Data Network to Global Investors, 650 issuers & 6500 Bonds
18th June 2021 | Singapore
Singapore Exchange (SGX) has partnered with Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network to enable bond issuers in Asia-Pacific to showcase their Green, Social and Sustainability (GSS) bonds to global investors. The NASDAQ Sustainable Bond Data Network will support bond investors in their due diligence, selection and monitoring, helping them make informed, data-driven investment decisions. On the bond network with 650 issuers and approximately 6,500 bonds, the SGX and NASDAQ partnership will also provide standardised environmental, social and governance data covering areas such as pre-issuance frameworks and certifications, and post-issuance allocation and impact.
“SGX & NASDAQ Provides Sustainable Bond Data Network to Global Investors, 650 issuers & 6500 bonds”
Nasdaq’s sustainable bond network is a platform for global issuers to voluntarily publish key information and data on GSS bonds. The addition of SGX data – which supports the financing of projects such as renewable energy, sustainable land use, clean transportation as well as social and humanitarian causes – expands the network to 650 issuers and approximately 6,500 bonds.
SGX – Leader in listing venue in APAC for Sustainable Bonds
Singapore Exchange (SGX) is the leader in listing venue in Asia-Pacific for Green, Social and Sustainability (GSS) bonds, where more than half of these listings on SGX with issues spanning diverse green and social themes. As a global bond platform, SGX helps bond issuers maximise investor outreach and effectively engage a broad and diversified base of global market participants and investors in Asia.
Lee Beng Hong, Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC), SGX:
“We are excited to partner with Nasdaq to connect bond issuers and investors in Asia Pacific as well as United States and Europe. This collaboration underscores the importance of data in bridging investors with sustainable capital to issuers with high-quality projects.
More funds are being raised in Asia Pacific to support sustainability goals, and as one of the top five listing venues globally for GSS bonds, we will look to further drive data distribution and transparency through such platforms and partnerships.”
Ann-Charlotte Eliasson, Head of Sustainable Bond Network at Nasdaq:
“Through Nasdaq’s sustainable bond network, we want to enhance transparency on the global market for sustainable bonds and support investors in making better and more sustainable investment decisions.
Leveraging our close partnership with SGX and their strong reach in the region will enable the network to expand into the important and expanding market for sustainable investment products in Asia Pacific.”
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About Singapore Exchange
Singapore Exchange is Asia’s leading and trusted market infrastructure, operating equity, fixedincome, currencies and commodities markets to the highest regulatory standards. As Asia’s most international, multi-asset exchange, SGX provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services, with about 40% of listed companies and over 80% of listed bonds originating outside of Singapore.
SGX is the world’s most liquid international market for the benchmark equity indices of China, India, Japan and ASEAN and offers commodities and currency derivatives products. Headquartered in AAA- rated Singapore, SGX is globally recognised for its risk management and clearing capabilities.
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