Certification

The Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme is a labelling scheme for bonds, loans & other debt instruments. Rigorous scientific criteria ensure that it is consistent with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement to limit warming to under 2 degrees. The Scheme is used globally by bond issuers, governments, investors and the financial markets to prioritise investments which genuinely contribute to addressing climate change.

 

ABN AMRO

 

ABN AMRO was the first bank in Europe to issue a Certified Climate Bond. The bond proceeds will be used to finance loans related to residential and commercial buildings that meet certain energy efficieny or low carbon criteria

In April 2018, they were the first issuer of a Certified Climate Bond that uses the new Marine Renewable Energy criteria. This bond supports 4 offshore wind farms in the North Sea.

 

ABN AMRO Green Bond Website

 

Issue Month

Size (in issuance currency)

Size (USD)

Geography

Sector Criteria

Verifier's Report

Ongoing compliance reports More info Fact Sheet

June
2015

EUR 500m

556m

Netherlands

Low Carbon Buildings -
Commercial and Residential

Solar Energy

Oekom pre issuance report

ABN AMRO Report Page

Impact Report

Climate Bonds Blog

ABN AMRO Press Release

 
May
2016
EUR 500m 557m Netherlands Low Carbon Buildings -
Commercial and Residential

Oekom pre issuance report

Oekom post issuance report

ABN AMRO Report Page

Impact Report

Climate Bonds Blog

ABN AMRO Press Release

Green Bond Framework 2016

 
April 2018 EUR 750m 928m Netherlands

Low Carbon Buildings - Residential

Marine Renewable Energy

Oekom pre issuance verification report

Oekom post issuance verification report

ABN AMRO Report page

ABN AMRO Press Release

Green Bond Framework

 
April 2019 EUR 750m 848m Netherlands

Low Carbon Buildings -
Commercial and Residential

Marine Renewable Energy

Solar Energy

ISS ESG pre issuance verification report

ISS ESG post issuance verification