Morgan Stanley Announces New Commitment to Finance $250Bn in Low-Carbon Solutions by 2030
Commitment includes clean-tech and renewable energy financing,
sustainable bonds and other low-carbon solutions
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced a new commitment to provide
$250Bn in low-carbon financing by 2030. Contributing to this commitment
are the FirmÔÇÖs activities in clean-tech and renewable energy financing,
sustainable bonds and other transactions that enable low-carbon
solutions. As companies, governments and institutions transition to a
low-carbon economy, Morgan Stanley views low-carbon financing as a
win-win for business and the environment.
ÔÇ£This announcement reflects Morgan StanleyÔÇÖs continued commitment to
enabling private sector capital to find attractive opportunities in the
growing market for low-carbon solutions,ÔÇØ said Audrey Choi, Morgan
StanleyÔÇÖs Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.
To date the Firm has financed more than $84Bn in transactions that
support clean-tech and renewable energy since 2006. Since 2013, the Firm
has underwritten sustainable bond transactions worth more than $27Bn,
including the issuance of its own $500 million green bond in 2015.
Governments and other entities will need to invest an estimated $90
trillion in infrastructure between 2015 and 2030 to achieve goals
outlined by the Global Commission on Economy and Climate.
ÔÇ£Our FirmÔÇÖs businesses are uniquely positioned to drive the development
of low-carbon solutions in partnership with our clients,ÔÇØ said Jeff
Holzschuh, Chairman of Institutional Securities. ÔÇ£Building on our
experience in the space, we believe this target sets the bar for our
businesses to drive impact in the growing markets for low-carbon
This commitment will help drive capital to renewable energy development,
sustainable bonds that allow companies and municipalities to advance
their sustainability goals, clean-technologies and resilient
infrastructure. In September 2017, the Firm also issued a commitment to
source 100 percent of its global energy needs from renewable energy by
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing
investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment
management services. With offices in more than 41 countries, the Firm's
employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments,
institutions and individuals. For more information about Morgan Stanley,
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