Green bond of the year - supranational: World Bank

Green bond of the year - supranational: World Bank

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), known as the World Bank, issued two green bonds, of A$274 million ($202.7 million) and NZ$241 million ($166.1 million) for climate finance in developing countries.

Green project bond of the year: Canadian Solar

Green project bond of the year: Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar's JPY8.1 billion ($75 million) green project bond combines a dual tenor structure with a multi-asset cross collateralisation scheme to finance three solar projects in Japan.

HSBC secures six bond awards

HSBC secures six bond awards

HSBC secured six Environmental Finance Bond Awards categories in 2022, revealing the high regard in the market for its structuring and engagement work across green, social and sustainability bonds during 2021.

Personality of the year: Ulf Erlandsson

Personality of the year: Ulf Erlandsson

AFII chief executive Ulf Erlandsson scooped the Personality of the year award after he initiated a novel kind of "professional activism" in the sustainable fixed income market in 2021.

Social bond of the year - agency: Freddie Mac

Social bond of the year - agency: Freddie Mac

Issued under its Impact Bonds initiative, the US Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Freddie Mac, raised $230.8 million to provide affordable housing for people in the country with disabilities.

Social bond of the year - corporate: SA Taxi

Social bond of the year - corporate: SA Taxi

South African niche credit provider SA Taxi raised ZAR900 million ($60 million) with its first social bond to grow small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country's minibus taxi industry.

Social bond of the year - supranational: IFC

Social bond of the year - supranational: IFC

Part of its Social Bond Programme, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) issued the market's first social Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) floating rate note (FRN), raising $500 million.

Social project bond of the year: OneMain

Social project bond of the year: OneMain

US-based financial institution OneMain Financial issued its inaugural $750 million social bond to provide a portfolio of social loans to disadvantaged customers in credit-insecure or credit-at-risk areas of the country.

Sustainability bond of the year - corporate: Aedifica

Sustainability bond of the year - corporate: Aedifica

Belgian healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) Aedifica's €500 million ($590 million) sustainability bond is both green and social, as it is used to refinance environmentally sustainable healthcare assets.

Sustainability project bond of the year: Smart Luz

Sustainability project bond of the year: Smart Luz

Brazilian public private partnership (PPP) Smart Luz - a concession by Rio Luz, the municipal company that manages the city of Rio de Janeiro's public lighting system - finances a 20-year public lighting and smart city services sub-concession.