World Bank deal heads SDG bond trend

The World Bank’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) themed bond could mark a sea change as socially responsible investors broaden their focus from environmental issues to the wider universe of sustainable assets, particularly focussed on the UN's SDGs.

  • By Lewis McLellan
  • 14 Feb 2018

World Bank on Monday issued a $350m seven year note, the proceeds from which will specifically focus on four of the 17 UN SDGs. The bond's coupon was 2.75%.

Swedish insurance and investment management company Folksam Group bought the World Bank’s paper, which matches its own SDG investment ...

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