Update: 1st GB from Mexico by Nafin, Climate Bonds Certified!! 3 reasons to get excited about Canada & GB’s; 1st JPN corp GB from SMBC, Hawaii’s 2nd GB, KfW GB $1.5bn. Oct issuance tops yr. Sustainability bonds from DBJ & BNG explained

The first green bond from Mexico issued by Nacional Financiera (Nafin), certified by Climate Bonds!! Check out our blog for full details!!

We see municipalities and development banks quickly catching up on green bond issuance over the past week or so! For three key issuances covered in this blog, we as usual share our thoughts on the green credentials of these bonds and further dive into the eligible projects under use of proceeds. 

Viva Mexico! Viva Nafin! First Mexican green bond – issued by Nafin & certified under the Climate Bond standard making it the first certified green bond in Latin America ($500m, 3.41%, BBB+ / A3, 5 yrs)

The Mexican state-owned development bank, Nacional Financiera S.N.C (Nafin), issued its inaugural green bond of $500m. The bond is the first green bond in Mexico, and also the first green bond in Latin America to receive internationally recognised Climate Bonds Certification by the

Over $3bn green bonds issued in Oct already! $1.25bn by EDF; $994.5m+ by Agricultural Bank of China; another DC Water GB $100m, repeated issuances, gossip and more!

Wow! What a great start to Q4; issuance is gearing up for Paris! A wide range of issuers are pumping more green bonds into the market - both repeat issuers and new comers from Asia, Plus, we have analysis on what the CarbonCount metric means for investors and as always analysis on the green credentials of some recent issues. 


Green Asset Backed Securities (ABS)

$6.9bn green bonds in Q3 as JP Morgan tops the qtrly underwriters league table; HSBC 2nd & Bank of America Merrill Lynch 3rd

Q3 sees the biggest single issuance this year so far of $1.1bn (thanks to NWB Bank) and overall total issuance is $6.9bn for the quarter. The green bond market has slightly slowed from a high in Q2. But, it seems like the issuance is going up in size – the average in Q3 bonds ($204m) is well above the Q2 figure of ($144m).

Italian utility Hera issues EUR 500m, BBB, 10 yr green bond to kickstart the Italian market – and it’s 3x over-subscribed. That should encourage Bella Italia

The first Italian green bond was issued last week by Hera, an Italian energy, water and environmental services utility operating in the Emilia-Romagna, Triveneto and Marche regions.