Global Sustainable Investment Centre
As world leading market infrastructure experts, we at London Stock Exchange Group are ideally placed at the heart of global capital markets to integrate sustainable and green solutions deep into both investment and capital raising. Across our diversified business model we have been supporting investors and issuers in the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy for over a decade, developing innovative products and services in close collaboration with clients and thought leaders.
London Stock Exchange Group’s comprehensive sustainable finance offering is focused on two key areas: green financing for issuers (both debt and equity); and information services - including indices and analytics – that enable investors to incorporate climate and sustainability considerations into their investment process.
In June 2015, London Stock Exchange launched its dedicated green bond segments, establishing strict admission criteria aligned with ICMA’s Green Bonds Principles. London Stock Exchange is now home to a diversified range of green bonds issued in seven different currencies by supranational institutions, local governments and municipalities as well as corporates.
Our markets are also home to a broad portfolio of environmental solution funds, including renewable investment funds, green and sustainable exchange traded funds (ETFs) and corporates whose business models encompass alternative fuels, renewable energy equipment and alternative electricity.
Finally, our global benchmark business, FTSE Russell, serves institutional and retail investors globally, with approximately $15 trillion being benchmarked to its indices. Through its Green Revenues and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data models the investment community can access the tools - data, analytics and benchmarks – they need to shift capital allocations towards a greener and more sustainable economy.