Interest in sustainable and green financing has accelerated dramatically in recent times. Many corporates and investors across all sectors are now utilising green debt products or thinking about doing so at the next opportunity.
African Development Bank
Issue of US$100 million SOFR-linked Green Bonds issued under its Global Debt Issuance Facility
Joint Lead Managers
Issue by QBE Insurance of a US$300 million green bond and a US$400 million Gender Equality bond under its US$4 billion MTN programme
Syndicate of lenders led by Santander and BBVA
Département de l'Essonne
Issuance of €40 million bonds due 2029 under its €1 billion EMTN programme, to fund low carbon transport and green building projects
Syndicate of banks
On the provision to Macquarie Group Limited of £2 billion (approximately $AUD3.53 billion) loan facilities, including two green loan tranches. This was the first ‘green loan’ under the APLMA Green Loan Principles issued in Australia and the first green loan with a financial institution as borrower.
Natixis and Société Générale
Refinancing by French and international banks for Séché Environnement, structured in the form of a "green loan" with margin ratchet provisions based on ESG indicators