What is the Future of ESG in Corporate Debt Markets?

In the past decade, we have seen a dramatic increase in sustainability-linked debt in both public bonds and bank loans, rising from some $30 million in issuances in 2013 to $1.6 trillion in 2021. But now, with US CEOs ranking higher national debt their #1 concern and higher borrowing costs their #4 concern, with corporate debt defaults rising, and with both pro- and anti-ESG regulatory and market forces at play, what does the future hold for the role of ESG in debt markets? This is a critical topic for public and private companies alike as they assess how ESG can help them in competing for capital at an affordable price. 

Join us for this timely webcast where we’ll discuss:

  • What are the major trends to watch in public debt and bank debt markets?
  • Where does ESG fit today into bond markets and bank lending, including sustainability-linked and mainstream debt instruments?
  • What forces will shape the future of ESG in debt markets, including regulation, credit rating agencies, and expectations of bondholders and bank lenders?
  • What are the lessons learned thus far in ESG-related debt?
  • What opportunities lie ahead for creditors and corporate borrowers?
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What is the Future of ESG in Corporate Debt Markets?
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What is the Future of ESG in Corporate Debt Markets?

MAY 21, 2024

In the past decade, we have seen a dramatic increase in sustainability-linked debt in both public bonds and bank loans, rising from some $30 million in issuances in 2013 to $1.6 trillion in 2021. But now, with US CEOs ranking higher national debt their #1 concern and higher borrowing costs their #4 concern, with corporate debt defaults rising, and with both pro- and anti-ESG regulatory and market forces at play, what does the future hold for the role of ESG in debt markets? This is a critical topic for public and private companies alike as they assess how ESG can help them in competing for capital at an affordable price. 

Join us for this timely webcast where we’ll discuss:

  • What are the major trends to watch in public debt and bank debt markets?
  • Where does ESG fit today into bond markets and bank lending, including sustainability-linked and mainstream debt instruments?
  • What forces will shape the future of ESG in debt markets, including regulation, credit rating agencies, and expectations of bondholders and bank lenders?
  • What are the lessons learned thus far in ESG-related debt?
  • What opportunities lie ahead for creditors and corporate borrowers?

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