Green bond round-up, 11 July 2018
Green Bonds round-up, 27 June
KBC Group, a leading Belgian financial institution, has issued its first green bond – a five-year, €500 million ($600 million) transaction that was three-times oversubscribed.
Green bond round-up, 20 June, 2018
ESG investors flock to Australian SDG bond National Australia Bank (NAB) has issued its first 'green SDG bond' which it said aligns with the Green Bond Principles while also contributing to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Actiam New Member of the ICMA Executive Committee
The International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) announced Foppe-Jan van der Meij of Actiam as its new member of the Executive Committee of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) at the annual meeting on 14 June 2018.
CMS Energy signs first US sustainability-linked loan of $1.4bn
CMS Energy has signed a sustainability-linked revolving credit facility, claiming to have become the first US company to strike a deal of this kind.
Green bond round-up, 6 June 2018
The Bank of China (BoC) has issued one green and one sustainability bond at the same time, marking the first dual issuance of this sort.
Bank of America completes largest green bond issue, of $2.25bn
Bank of America Corporation has raised $2.25 billion from its largest green bond issue, in a twice over-subscribed transaction to fund renewable energy projects.
Green bond round-up, 16 May
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has priced its second social bond to help finance socio-economic development on the continent.
Green bonds round-up, 2 May
DTE Electric, an electricity utility based in Detroit, Michigan, has entered the green bond market with a $525 million, 30-year issue. It pays a coupon of 4.05% and was priced at 97 basis points over US Treasuries, giving a yield to maturity of 4.076%. The issue has been rated Aa3, A and A+ by Moody's, S&P Global and Fitch, respectively.
Green bond round-up, 25 April
More than $3.3 billion of green bonds have settled in the first three days of this week*, with announcements suggesting that a strong pipeline of issuance of green and social bonds can be expected in coming weeks.