AfDB goes short with Hong Kong dollar ESG note

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By Frank Jackman
16 Sep 2019

Bankers were surprised that the African Development Bank placed a one year bond last week linked to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

“This surprised me slightly as thematic and ESG bonds tend to be a bit longer in order to allow you to put the proceeds to work,” said one MTN banker away from the deal.

The African Development Bank placed the HK$300m ($38.3m) 1.79% September 2020 ESG note on ...

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