BSE’s green listings drive garners interest

Seeing green: Sustainable bond listings will support the country's push for renewable energy projects PIC: PVMAGAZINE.COM
Seeing green: Sustainable bond listings will support the country's push for renewable energy projects PIC: PVMAGAZINE.COM

The Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) has noted growing interest in the issuance of green bonds, a promising move towards the listing of debt instruments that finance Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) projects.

Despite containing some of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries including many with the least electricity generation, Sub-Saharan Africa currently has about $1.4 billion in sustainable or green bonds, or less than one percent of the global total.

Much of Sub-Saharan Africa’s issuances have come from South Africa, which boasts the continent’s most sophisticated financial market. The BSEL, however, has been ramping up various initiatives to attract green bond listings, including becoming the third out of four stock exchanges in Africa to have published ESG Disclosure Guidelines.

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