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.

 

KBC Group

 

This is our first Certified Climate Bond from Belgium. KBC Group is a financial institution that mainly provides banking and insurance services within Belgium and countries in Central Europe.

This bond finances projects in a range of sectors, including an offshore wind farm in the North Sea and refinancing over 2000 mortgage loans tied in energy efficient homes in Belgium.

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NAME OF BOND

DATE OF ISSUE

TYPE OF INSTRUMENT

SIZE

MATURITY

JURISDICTION OF ISSUER

CLIMATE BONDS SECTOR CRITERIA

VERIFIER'S REPORT

ANNUAL REPORT FURTHER INFORMATION
KBC Group NV Green Bond June 2018 Use of Proceeds Bond EUR 500m
(USD 575m)
5 years Belgium Marine RE, solar, Wind, Low Carbon Buildings (residential)

Sustainalytics pre issue report

Post Issuance Report

 

Green Bond Framework

KBC Press Release

Impact Report 2020

KBC Group NV Green Bond 2 June 2020 Use of Proceeds Bond EUR 500m
(USD 564m)
7 years Belgium Marine RE, solar, Wind, Low Carbon Buildings (residential) Sustainalytics pre issue report    

 

Note not all the sectors mentioned in a Green Bond Framework may necessarily be part of the Certified Climate Bond