“ADB issues green bonds in Kazakhstan tenge” – EU Reporter – November 18, 2020

On November 18, 2020 EU Reporter reported that “(t)he Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised almost 14 billion Kazakhstan tenge (KZT) ($32 million) in the first green bonds auctioned and listed on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange.

Proceeds of the bond issued under ADB’s Green Bond Framework will finance ADB’s portfolio of climate change adaptation and mitigation projects in Kazakhstan.

The two-year KZT10.09bn and KZT3.87bn bonds pay 10.10% and 10.12% semi-annual coupons, respectively. Denominated and settled in KZT, the bonds were arranged by Tengri Partners and sold to banks and institutional investors in the domestic market.

‘Sustainable finance is at the heart of our work in ADB,’ said ADB Treasurer Pierre Van Peteghem. ‘By issuing local-currency green bonds, ADB supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals, mitigates currency risk for our borrowers, and contributes to the development of the Kazakhstan capital market.’

Climate change finance is a core development area for ADB, with $42.5bn of clean energy investments initiated from 2009 to 2019. ADB has issued more than $8.2bn of green bonds in 11 currencies.

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