ADB Green Bonds Newsletter and Impact Report 2018
At least 75% of the number of ADB’s committed operations will be supporting climate change mitigation and adaptation by 2030. Climate finance from ADB’s own resources will reach $80 billion during 2019–2030.
ADB continues to help finance climate change mitigation and adaptation projects, raising $5 billion since the green bond program was launched in 2015. The bank’s green bond issuances have been diverse, with transactions printed in both public offering and private placement formats, and across currencies including Australian dollars, Hong Kong dollars, Indian rupees, Swedish kronor, and Turkish lira.
In July 2018, ADB launched its first green bond denominated in euros, with an issue size of €600 million ($700 million equivalent) and maturity in July 2025. A total of SKr2.5 billion ($286 million) in Swedish kronor green bonds were also raised in 2018.
The bank launched its fourth benchmark issuance (following the inaugural 10-year bond in 2015, dual tranche 3- and 10-year bond in 2016, and dual tranche 5- and 10-year bond in 2017), raising a 10-year $750 million green bond in September 2018.