In the Spotlight
ADB has raised over $820 million of clean energy bonds since 2010, and has invested $2.5 billion in clean energy across Asia and the Pacific in 2015.
ADB has raised $1.3 billion to help finance climate change mitigation and adaptation projects with the issue of dual-tranche-3-year and 10-year green bonds.
New financial products are providing innovative ways to combat climate change. Green bonds give investors the opportunity to invest in activities that provide a steady return and help the planet at the same time.
Have you ever stopped to think about how a development bank works? The Asian Development Bank has been around for nearly 50 years now, but how does it go about reducing poverty and promoting prosperity in the Asia Pacific region?
ADB as a Borrower
A leading triple-A borrower in the international markets, ADB raises funds regularly through international and domestic capital markets, reflecting strong credit fundamentals and conservative financial policies.
ADB’s overriding borrowing objective is to ensure availability of funds at the most stable and lowest possible cost for the benefit of its OCR borrowers. Subject to this objective, ADB seeks to diversify its sources of funding across markets, instruments, and maturities, and has so far issued bonds in 32 currencies.
260million people lack access to safe drinking water
451million people in developing Asia live on $1.90 a day
1 of 20 children die before reaching age 5