French agencies get the green light

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A pair of French agencies hit screens with new SRI notes this week. On Wednesday, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations came to market with its debut sustainable bond, the first under a new green, social and sustainable framework. And on Thursday, Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens steamed in with its second ever green bond.

By Frank Jackman
13 Jun 2019

CDC's sustainable debut, a €500m zero coupon June 2024, was issued at 101.325, giving the note a -0.263% yield.

“This was our first benchmark with a zero coupon and a negative yield,” said Pauline Morel, in the financing team at CDC. “During our roadshow, we asked investors if ...

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