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.


Axis Bank

Axis Bank is the third largest private sector bank in India. It offer the entire spectrum of financial services to customer segments covering Large and Mid-Corporates, MSME, Agriculture and Retail Businesses. The Bank has over 2,500 domestic branches and overseas operations spread over nine international offices.



Issue Month

Size (Issuance currency)



Sector Criteria

Verifier's Report

Other information

Axis Bank

May 2016

USD 500m

5 years


Wind, Solar, Low Carbon Transport, Low Carbon Buildings - Commercial

Pre-Issuance report by KPMG India

Post-Issuance report by KPMG India

Climate Bond Summary Sheet

Green Bond Framework