Ireland this week added its name to the growing list of sovereign green bond issuers, achieving one of its main goals as it diversified its investor base. A debut French agency issuer joined the sovereign on Wednesday, printing its first ever deal — which also came from the first ever Green Euro Medium Term Note programme.
While Ireland’s decision to enter the green bond market included the usual factors for a sovereign of seeking to take a lead for other issuers in its country as well as providing liquidity and — of course — tackling climate change, the format offered a perhaps idiosyncratic advantage
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