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 committed $2.25 billion to water projects across the water and other infrastructure and services sector; agriculture, natural resources and rural development sector; and energy sector in 2015.
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.
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 34 currencies.
Live without safe drinking water (2016)
Lack access to proper sanitation (2016)
People who live on less than $1.90 (2011 PPP) a day (2016)
People who live below the poverty line of $3.10 (2011 PPP) a day (2016)