Bank capital the next step for green after senior success
Banks have ramped up their use of green senior bonds in the fourth quarter of 2017, with many of their latest offerings sporting fantastic results in terms of pricing. But, as Tyler Davies reports, European financial institutions have yet to mix the principles of green finance with the tenets of bank capital — an experiment that could be even more beneficial for everyone involved in the growing green bond market.
Berlin Hyp, Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), Swedbank and, most recently, Barclays have all chosen the senior unsecured format for new green bonds, with the market exploding into life with a combined €2.5bn of issuance already this quarter
Westpac also went on the road on Thursday
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