GB Market Report: Burgeoning of Chinese Market: BAIC Motors issues 1st Green Bond from a State-Owned Enterprise ($387.5m, 7yrs); Two brand new Chinese green bond indices; and more issuances from development banks!

BAIC Motors Corporation issues the first RMB 2.5bn green bond from a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) in China ($387.5m, 3.45%, 7yrs, AAA)

Green Bond Market Report: Four new ‘AAA’ rated benchmark sized green bonds: Kommuninvest inaugural $600m (3yr) NWB Bank $1bn (10yr) Chinese bank SPD RMB 15bn ($2.3bn, 5yr) IFC $700m (10yr); &1st ever green Schuldschein frm Nordex €550m is CB Cert


Kommunivest’s inaugural green bond upsized to $600m marks the largest Nordic issue yet ($600m, 3yrs, 1.5% S/A, Aaa)

Sweden’s largest municipal lender Kommuninvest leapt into the green bond market for the first time with the largest issuance. The Swedish lender’s inaugural green bond of $600 m has a 3-year tenor, semi-annual coupon of 1.5% and is rated Aaa by Moody’s. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Crédit Agricole CIB and SEB were lead underwriters for the deal.

Green Bond Market Report: Korea! Hyundai inaugural $500m for hybrids & EVs, China! Bank of Qingdao RMB 4bn ($615m), Sweden! Sveaskog SEK 1bn ($116m) forestry, US! Georgia Power $325m, and Philippines! APRI certified green bond $500m w/ADB guarantee

Corporate Green Bonds


Hyundai Capital Services issues first Korean corporate green bond for hybrids and electric vehicles (5yrs, 2.87%, $500m)

Green Bond Market Report: Apple sources $1.5bn green bond funding, Renovate America on the PACE with 2nd green ABS of $217.5m, MTA on track for $783m certified issuance, Ramsey’s $17.9m green debut, Development banks active, NN IP launches green bond fund


Corporate green bonds

Apple Issues largest certified US corporate Green Bond ($1.5bn, 7 yrs, 2.85% S/A, Aa1e)

Green bond market report: 1st CBI certified Asian GB frm HFE; Repeat GB’s frm KEXIM ($400m), Mass Clean Water $207m, Ontario CA$750m($537m)& OPIC $14m. Plus US Muni GB’s frm San Diego $100m & Uni Texas $206m. Plenty of green gossip too!

The first certified green bond in Asia, a flurry of municipal green bonds from three corners of the US: Texas (University of Texas), Massachusetts (Mass Clean Water) and California (San Diego) and repeat green issuances from Korea’s KEXIM, Canada’s Province of Ontario and the US governments’ OPIC. Plus a first time green issuance from New York's MTA this week rounded of a busy start to the month.