A busy end-of-summer for the green bond market in Europe with issuance from development bank EIB, three Swedish corporate green bonds and a huge EUR1bn green bond for water from Dutch bank NWB. We are expecting this momentum to continue through September in the build up to the UN Climate Conference in Paris (UN COP21).
Corporate green bonds
Second green bond from TerraForm to finance wind power acquisition, $300m 10yr, 6.125% s/a coupon, BB-/B1
This week we have a lot of exciting green bond gossip about a strong pipeline of really diverse issuance coming through.
Second green issuance from Stockholms Lans with SEK 1.8bn ($215) green bond in two tranches (SEK1.5bn, 6yr, 1%, AA+ and SEK300m, 6yr, £MS+32BPS, AA+)
This week we’ve seen two sizeable corporate green bonds come to market: a US$600m bond from repeat issuer Bank of America and a first issuance of SEK2.5bn ($300m) from Swedish energy provider Fortum Varme. There has also been a smaller green municipal bond issuance ($32.9m) from San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
Development Bank issuance
Nordic Investment Bank issues its third green bond (SEK 1bn ($116m), 5 yr, 0.155%, AAA)
Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has issued a SEK 1bn ($116m) green bond, its third SEK denominated green bond issuance (they call them Nordic Environmental Bonds – NEBs). The bond has a 5 year tenor, coupon of 0.155% and was rated AAA by S&P. SEB and Credit Agricole-CIB were the joint bookrunners for the deal.