Phar­ma sus­tain­abil­i­ty: Am­gen de­buts $750M ‘green bond,’ Mer­ck ini­ti­ates ESG goal re­view

A pair of en­vi­ron­ment, so­cial and gov­er­nance (ESG) news re­ports this week point out the em­pha­sis phar­ma is putting on sus­tain­abil­i­ty ef­forts thanks to in­creas­ing de­mands from in­vestors and con­sumers.

Am­gen de­buted its first-ever green fund­ing — a $750 mil­lion bond ear­marked for en­vi­ron­men­tal projects in­clud­ing green build­ings, re­new­able en­er­gy and clean trans­porta­tion — on Tues­day, while Mer­ck di­aled up in­vestors for a first-ever brief­ing on its ESG ef­forts on Wednes­day.

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Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Durham, NC, USA