Sweden sets date for green bond debut at last

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By Jon Hay
03 Oct 2019

Sweden has mandated SEB as structuring adviser on its debut green bond, to be issued in 2020. The announcement on Thursday morning for the first time puts a definite date on when Sweden will issue. The process of considering the idea has already taken nearly three years.

“It’s great news, it’s a strong commitment and it means that the government have been around and got support for it,” said Christopher Flensborg, head of sustainable products and product development at SEB in Stockholm. “It’s obviously a privilege for us to work on it. We are going ...

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