Ireland and SGP soar through green debuts

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By Craig McGlashan
11 Oct 2018

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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