Australia: IFC’s debut green Kangaroo bond raises $900m

Proceeds of the bond will support climate-smart projects including clean energy, green banking and energy efficient buildings in developing economies

Food and drinks company PepsiCo issues $1.25bn green bond

Funding will be directed towards regenerative agriculture, decarbonisation and climate resilience within its operations and value chain and virgin plastic waste reduction

Volvo Cars raises €500m for electric transformation

The company previously pledged towards becoming a fully electric carmaker by 2030 and becoming climate-neutral and circular by 2040

Brazil’s Itaú Unibanco secures $200m for green vehicles lending

The investment is the International Finance Corporation’s and Itaú’s first green bond in the country, aiming to widen access to finance for the purchase of climate-smart vehicles

Government of Canada issues inaugural $5bn green bond

It is the largest Canadian-denominated green bond to date, aimed at helping to create new financing opportunities to accelerate projects ranging from green infrastructure to nature conservancy

Folksam invests $31m in green bonds from World Bank

World Bank Green Bonds support the financing of projects in member countries that meet specific criteria for low carbon and climate resilient growth

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Maersk launches first €500m green bond for methanol ships

It is hoping to have methanol-powered container ships ready to go by 2024 with the new investment

UK’s debut sovereign green bond raises record £10bn

The so-called ‘Green Gilt’, expected to help drive the progress to net zero and create jobs across the UK, was the largest debut green issuance by any sovereign

Johnson Controls issues $500m sustainability-linked bond

It will pay a higher interest rate to bond investors if it fails to meet its interim targets for reducing Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by September 2025

Vattenfall issues SEK3.5bn in green hybrid bonds

The proceeds will finance investments that contribute to the Swedish power company’s goal of enabling a fossil-free living within one generation