“Symbiotics launches the first Sustainability Bond in Georgia with MFO Crystal for USD 5 million in local currency equivalent” – Symbiotics – May 17, 2021

In a press release distributed on May 17, 2021 Symbiotics reported that it “has arranged the first Sustainability Bond ever issued in Georgia by raising USD 5 million in Georgian Lari equivalent for JSC MFO Crystal (“Crystal”). The proceeds of the Sustainability Bond will be used to finance both Social and Green eligible loans. The […]

“Exchange in Focus: JSE lists first Social Bonds on its Sustainability Segment” – SSE Initiative – March 29, 2021

On March 29, 2021, the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative reported that “(t)he Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) welcomes the first listed Social Bonds in South Africa to its Sustainability Segment. The four social bonds valued at R609 million are listed by TUHF Limited (“TUHF”) in partnership with Standard Bank through a securitisation vehicle, Urban […]