Telefonica puts telco sector's first call in to green bond market

Spanish telecoms company Telefónica on Monday launched the first green bond in euros from the telecoms sector. The firm, rated as one of Spain’s leading companies in the fight against climate change, published its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) framework in November but had to wait two months to sell its first green bond.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 31 Jan 2019
The green bond market has often been criticised for having a narrow range of issuers, so expansion into the telecoms sector was likely to be welcomed by investors in the asset class. The demand for Telefonica’s debut deal proved that, after the company made sure to educate investors ...

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