Hard in the heels of the IFC’s US$200 million Green Bond last month, comes the AAA-rated European Investment Bank (EIB) with a third issue of its “Climate Awareness Bonds”.
Denominated in Australian dollars and South African Rand, yesterday’s issue is for the equivalent of €300 million. They will be sold largely to Japanese retail and institutional investors.
Bond proceeds will be ring-fenced for the EIB’s renewable energy and energy efficiency lending programs. Lead manager is Daiwa Securities.