SEB has raised 1 billion euro through the issuance of a green bond that will be used to finance green loans, in accordance with SEB’s updated framework for green bonds. This is the second green bond that SEB has issued, following the bank’s inaugural green bond in 2017.
Interest in the green bond, which was a 5.5-year senior non-preferred bond, was high, with a majority of the investors being European and Nordic financial institutions.
“We are very pleased with the high interest from investors in our second green bond. Our new framework is aligned with our customers’ needs and supports our strategic goal of increasing the share of sustainability-related financing,” says Hans Beyer, Chief Sustainability Officer at SEB.
In January, SEB updated its framework for green bonds to be more inclusive. For example, the framework has been expanded to more categories compared with the initial framework from 2016, meaning that loans for projects in support of biodiversity, transition to a circular economy and climate change adaptation can be included in the pool of green loans that are financed by the bond. The framework is now broadly aligned with the substantial contribution part of the technical screening criteria in the EU Taxonomy. You can read more about SEB’s updated green bond framework here.
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