The KfW green bond was the debut 2022 benchmark issue under the agency's new green bond framework - which was expanded by a third project category - and became KfW's largest order book for a green transaction.
This €1 billion ($1.1 billion) seven-year social inclusion bond, issued by Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) in April 2022, was the first social bond to target the response to the Ukraine refugee crisis in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Île-de-France region in north-central France is the country's most prosperous. But it is not without its social and environmental challenges, particularly as it is densely populated - with a fifth of the country's population - and it surrounds the capital, Paris.
Nomura oversaw a tenfold increase in its transition bond issuance - albeit from a relatively small base - even as volatile market conditions caused a drop in virtually all other areas of the bond market.
Berlin Hyp's inaugural social mortgage pfandbrief made the commercial real estate lender the first European financial institution to issue bonds in three different ESG bond formats: green, social and sustainability-linked.
S&P Global Ratings and Cicero Shades of Green sealed the External assessment provider of the year award after judges praised their broad coverage and "strong reputation" in the second party opinion (SPO) market
The Department of Airports of the City of Los Angeles raised $546 million with the issue of green bonds in 2022 to advance the climate goals of the Los Angeles World Airports and the City of Los Angeles.
Zarafshan's 500-megawatt wind farm is Uzbekistan's first wind power plant. Once operational in 2024, it will be the largest wind plant in central Asia and help provide almost 500,000 homes with sustainable and reliable energy.
A zero-deforestation soy finance initiative managed by Sustainable Investment Management (SIM) and backed by a 'green bond' invested in by three UK supermarket chains has scooped the Green bond initiative of the year award.
The debut sustainability bond issuance from Romanian lender Raiffeisen Bank SA (RBRO) secured the Sustainability bond of the year award for financial institutions, after being praised for its ground-breaking role in the domestic capital market and commitment to social projects.
Snam scooped the Transition bond of the year award for its first EU Taxonomy-aligned transition bond, which it hopes will lend "credibility" to an instrument it considers an "important pillar" of the sustainable finance market.
In January 2022, French bank Groupe BPCE became the first European issuer to raise a green bond devoted to refinancing sustainable agriculture-linked assets with a €750 million ($850 million) green bond.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government's JPY30 billion ($226 million) five-year bond stood out to the Bond Awards judges for being the first municipal bond issuer in Japan to be involved in the sustainable bond market.
Sunwealth says its Solar Impact bond fund structure affords investors access to diversified portfolios of community-based clean energy projects, "addressing a capital gap" in this segment of the market.
As well as being the winner of several previous Environmental Finance Bond awards, in 2022 Bloomberg ranked Clifford Chance as the number one legal adviser to managers on sustainable bonds in Europe, as ranked by volume.
In 2022, Bank of America (BofA) executed sustainable municipal transactions in 14 US states for 22 issuers across eight different municipal sectors, including airports, mass transportation, housing, pollution control/sanitation, and water and sewers.
As part of its Impact Bonds initiative, federally-backed home mortgage company Freddie Mac issued $92.8 million in social bonds, supporting affordable housing for over 1,500 senior citizens across four housing properties in Arizona.
In 2022, the South African mining firm Harmony Gold nominated Nedbank to be global coordinator, bookrunner and sustainability coordinator for the pricing, structuring, arrangement, refinancing and upsising of its solar facilities.
The European financial institution (FI) focus of the GAM Sustainable Climate Bond strategy helped the €16 million ($17 million) fund seal the Green bond fund of the year award in only its first full year of existence.
The debt-for-nature conversion underpinning the $73 million Barbados marine conservation sustainability-linked bond is expected to save the island $50 million over the next 15 years in a deal structured by Credit Suisse.
In March 2022, the Republic of Chile issued a $2 billion, 20-year sustainability-linked bond (SLB). This transaction marked not only the first SLB for Chile, but also the first SLB issued by a sovereign.
In 2022, GlobalConnect, a major digital infrastructure and data communication provider in Northern Europe, raised additional financing as a consortium of Nordic and international banks and financial institutions committed additional senior debt facilities of a total of €1 billion ($1.01 billion).
The MXN$20 billion ($1.05 billion) Mexican sovereign bond was the first sustainable sovereign bond issued in pesos and aligned with ESG criteria, according to the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit.
As the leader of the team that created the first sovereign sustainability-linked bond (SSLB) with a two-way coupon, Uruguay's head of the sovereign debt management office, Herman Kamil, paved way for other sovereigns to incorporate the structure.