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.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) today launched a US$200 million AAA Green Bond offering, ring-fenced to fund IFC climate change related programs.
The bond follows the footsteps of its sister institution, the World Bank. The World Bank has raised over $1 billion in Green Bonds in recet years.
Now the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is getting with the "themed" bonds rhythm: they're marketing Water Bonds to finance its work in the AsiaPac water sector. Daiwa Securities is lead manager; bonds will be issued in Australian dollars and South African rand.
While bond finance for water infrastructure is commonly sought in developed countries, it's rare in emerging nations.