Focusing on achievement by organisations, financial institutions & governments, the Green Bond Pioneer Awards are the premier international recognition of best practice & innovation in green finance, encompassing green bonds, loans & sukuk & significant market developments in climate & transition-based investment.

The 2020 Awards, which coincide with Climate Bonds 10 Year Anniversary, also include new categories acknowledging decade long contributions to building green finance from both public & private sector financial institutions.

The Awards look back on a record year for green finance, issuance of $258bn in green bonds & green loans from diverse jurisdictions. The year saw Barbados, Russia, Kenya, Panama, Greece, Ukraine, Ecuador and Saudi Arabia join the market, whilst the USA, China and France again led global rankings. A year of diverse growth and momentum.

"The 2020 Awards mirror a market that includes new nations and points to the role of those far-sighted institutions who’ve built the decade long foundations of green finance. The pace of investment from the last ten years must now accelerate in the next ten.”

“A decisive shift of capital towards the green recovery, rapid transition, resilience & adaptation is required. We want future awards to be recognising the first trillion in annual climate investment & the policy-makers, investors, banks & corporations that got us there in a hurry." 

Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds


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