The Netherlands issues the first AAA-rated sovereign green bond

On the 05.24.19 at 9:00PM


Fabrice Anselmi

This is also the first green bond to price lower than a traditional bond and to target “green” investors.

The Netherlands on Tuesday 21 May became the first sovereign issuer of an AAA-rated green bond. While the government intended to raise up to €6bn over a period of 20 years, the issued was oversubscribed 3.5 times.

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