Seminar Series with Hogan Lovells: What’s next for high yield and sustainability?
8 September 2021
This year has seen a surge high yield deals incorporating an ESG contractual component, accounting for 12% of the European primary high-yield bond market by volume, and 15% by deal count in the first quarter, compared with around 2% on both measures for both 2019 and 2020*. The growth of sustainability-linked bond issues echoes a similar trend in the leveraged loan market. However, the impact of ESG in the high yield market is now being seen beyond just the increase in green and sustainability-linked bonds.