The GCC sustainable finance market is projected to exhibit a growth rate (CAGR) of 34.50% during 2023-2028. Significant technological advancements, rapid urbanization, significantly expanding youth population, rising partnerships with international organizations and financial institutions, increasing awareness among investors about the long-term benefits of ESG investments, and rising regulatory initiatives represent some of the key factors driving the market.
Sustainable finance refers to any form of financial service or investment decision that integrates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria into its business or operational strategy. The aim is to achieve long-term value creation that benefits both society and business stakeholders, rather than solely focusing on short-term financial gains. Sustainable finance is applicable to various financial instruments and services, including loans, bonds, equities, and investment funds. The enhanced focus on climate change, social inequality, and corporate governance issues is propelling sustainable finance into mainstream financial markets. It provides a way for investors and companies to support initiatives that mitigate environmental risks, promote social development, and ensure ethical governance. For instance, green bonds are issued to finance projects that have a positive environmental impact, such as renewable energy or pollution control. Moreover, sustainable finance also involves assessing and managing non-financial risks like social and governance risks, which have increasingly been recognized as material to financial performance. Regulatory frameworks, such as the European Union's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), are also being implemented to standardize and promote transparency in ESG reporting.
GCC Sustainable Finance Market Trends:
Regulations and policies promoting transparency and accountability in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters are increasingly adopted which represents one of the key factors driving the growth of the market across the GCC region. For instance, Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 and the UAE’s Green Agenda 2015-2030 lay emphasis on sustainability and encourage investment in ESG-compliant ventures which is boosting the market growth. Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and blockchain are enabling more efficient and transparent tracking of the ESG performance of investments, which is making it easier for investors to make informed decisions, thus influencing the growth of the market. The growing understanding among investors in the region about the long-term benefits of ESG investments, not just from a social and environmental standpoint, but also in terms of risk mitigation and financial returns. This is further contributing to the growth of the market in the region. GCC countries are forming alliances with international organizations and financial institutions that are experts in sustainable finance. Such partnerships facilitate knowledge transfer and increase the sophistication of sustainable finance instruments available in the market. International norms and pressures to align with global sustainability targets are also making it imperative for financial institutions in the GCC to integrate sustainability into their operational and investment strategies. The GCC region is particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts like rising temperatures and water scarcity which is leading to an increased focus on sustainability to mitigate such risks, thereby making sustainable finance an attractive proposition. The large youth population in the GCC region is increasingly aware of global sustainability challenges which is driving the demand for sustainable products. Their preference for sustainable products and services is influencing market dynamics, including the kinds of investments that are attracting capital which is further creating a positive outlook for the market across the region.
GCC Sustainable Finance Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the GCC sustainable finance market report, along with forecasts at the regional and country levels for 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on investment type, transaction type, and industry vertical.
Investment Type Insights:
- Fixed Income
- Mixed Allocation
A detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the investment type has also been provided in the report. This includes equity, fixed income, and mixed allocation.
Transaction Type Insights:
- Green Bond
- Social Bond
- Mixed-Sustainability Bond
A detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the transaction type has also been provided in the report. This includes green bond, social bond, and mixed-sustainability bond.
Industry Vertical Insights:
- Transport and Logistics
- Food and Beverage
A detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the industry vertical has also been provided in the report. This includes utilities, transport and logistics, chemicals, food and beverage, government, and others.
- Saudi Arabia
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and Bahrain.
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the GCC sustainable finance market. Competitive analysis such as market structure, key player positioning, top winning strategies, competitive dashboard, and company evaluation quadrant has been covered in the report. Also, detailed profiles of all major companies have been provided.
GCC Sustainable Finance Market Report Coverage:
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||Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
- Investment Type
- Transaction Type
- Industry Vertical
|Investment Types Covered
||Equity, Fixed Income, Mixed Allocation
|Transaction Types Covered
||Green Bond, Social Bond, Mixed-Sustainability Bond
|Industry Verticals Covered
||Utilities, Transport and Logistics, Chemicals, Food and Beverage, Government, Others
||Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:
- How has the GCC sustainable finance market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
- What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the GCC sustainable finance market?
- What is the breakup of the GCC sustainable finance market on the basis of investment type?
- What is the breakup of the GCC sustainable finance market on the basis of transaction type?
- What is the breakup of the GCC sustainable finance market on the basis of industry vertical?
- What are the various stages in the value chain of the GCC sustainable finance market?
- What are the key driving factors and challenges in the GCC sustainable finance market?
- What is the structure of the GCC sustainable finance market and who are the key players?
- What is the degree of competition in the GCC sustainable finance market?
Key Benefits for Stakeholders:
- IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the GCC sustainable finance market from 2017-2028.
- The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the GCC sustainable finance market.
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the GCC sustainable finance industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.