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  • Madrid lines up sustainability debut

    The Autonomous Community of Madrid has announced that it will sell its first ever sustainability bond, joining the flock of borrowers landing in the socially responsible investment (SRI) market as the first quarter of 2017 draws to a close.

    • 28 Mar 2017
  • Ico eyes social bond hat-trick

    Instituto de Crédito Oficial looks set to print its third social bond later this year, which could break with its previous two offerings and come in the dollar market.

    • 28 Mar 2017
  • ADB to bring green bonds to Uridashi market

    Asian Development Bank will issue its first green bonds in the Uridashi market in May, with Daiwa Securities as dealer.

    • 28 Mar 2017
  • NBAD finds buyers for first Gulf green bond

    National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) priced the Gulf’s first ever green bond 7bp inside initial price thoughts on Monday.

    • 28 Mar 2017
  • NBAD revives dollar green deal after six month hibernation

    National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has emerged with pricing for the Gulf’s first green bond, more than six months after meeting investors to market the note.

    • 27 Mar 2017
  • MAS to offer grants for green bond issuers

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore is giving a leg up to the green bond market, with plans to introduce a grant scheme this year to incentivise socially responsible issuers.

    • 24 Mar 2017
  • Fresh greens as TSKB brings T2 but success limited

    Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi (TSKB) brought new flavour to the SRI bond market this week with the first ever sustainable subordinated tier two, but the deal fell short of being a major milestone as many investors who follow green bonds are not able to buy such paper. Virginia Furness reports.

    • 23 Mar 2017
  • SNCF Réseau EUR1bn 1.875% Mar 34 green bond

    • 23 Mar 2017
  • IFC USD500m 1.75% Mar 20 social bond

    • 23 Mar 2017
  • IFC’s social bond alone at bouncing dollar market party

    Only one SSA issuer took advantage of strong conditions in the dollar market this week. Bankers said that there could be more supply next week, though most issuers are so well-funded that deals are likely to remain thin on the ground.

    • 23 Mar 2017
  • Asian interest sparks Kangaroo activity

    Japanese investors on the hunt for European SSA credit drove a flurry of long dated Australian dollar deals on Wednesday.

    • 23 Mar 2017
  • IFC considers green Kangaroo bond

    The International Finance Corporation could use the Kangaroo market to expand its burgeoning green bond programme.

    • 23 Mar 2017
  • PBoC, EIB work on framework to boost green finance

    The People’s Bank of China and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have launched an initiative to develop a framework to support green finance and will publish their findings in a white paper later this year.

    • 23 Mar 2017
  • TSKB sustainable tier two trades up on the break

    Turkey’s Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi (TSKB) printed the first ever Basel III compliant sustainable tier two on Tuesday.

    • 22 Mar 2017
  • SSAs turn green as quarter winds up

    With public sector borrowers having reached advanced stages in their annual funding programmes as the first quarter comes to a close, focus is shifting to socially responsible bonds.

    • 22 Mar 2017
  • SRI spectacular: CEB to debut, SNCF mandates and IFC goes large

    The socially responsible bond pipeline ballooned on Tuesday, with a European supranational announcing a roadshow for a debut issue, a French agency mandating for a deal and a Washington supranational pricing a social bond in benchmark size for the first time.

    • 21 Mar 2017
  • Tennet hits road as IG volumes set to hold up

    Bankers expect this week to be similar in volume to last week in the corporate market, with Teleperformance, rated BBB- by S&P, and Tennet, rated A3/A-, due to begin roadshows.

    • 20 Mar 2017
  • Socially responsible week ahead

    A pair of public sector borrowers are set to bring socially responsible bonds this week, with one aiming at the dollar short end and the other at the long end of the euro curve.

    • 20 Mar 2017
  • SNCF Réseau to revisit green market

    SNCF Réseau is set to bring its second green bond after mandating banks for a Reg S euro benchmark deal on Friday.

    • 17 Mar 2017
  • Tennet readies green hybrid first

    Dutch national energy company Tennet is preparing to sell the first ever green hybrid capital bond in a deal that bankers unanimously said will fly, but the mandate has sparked calls that the vanilla green market should become larger before the green product base becomes more varied, writes Michael Turner.

    • 16 Mar 2017

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Global Green Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Mar 2017
1 Credit Agricole CIB 1,667.54 6 8.37%
2 BNP Paribas 1,624.48 5 8.15%
3 Citi 1,570.11 9 7.88%
4 Natixis 1,533.59 4 7.69%
5 Barclays 1,524.38 4 7.65%