Sustainable Finance

Developing the Green Bond Markets in Turkey: Çiğdem İçel, Executive Vice President, TSKB

TSKB set a new precedent in the Turkish capital markets in 2016 when it became the country’s first financial institution to issue a green bond. Now, with more stringent environmental regulations on the horizon, the bank is seizing on new deal opportunities and vying to become Turkey’s leading sustainable finance practitioner. We speak with Çiğdem İçel, Executive Vice President at TSKB about the bank’s inaugural green bond and the pipeline for sustainable projects in 2017.

Green Bonds: The Next Wave in the Middle East

The rapid growth of green finance has sparked interest from many audiences. The use of bonds to finance green projects have become an exciting market development, with demand from investors consistently outstripping supply. Across the globe, borrowers and investors are keen to engage in sustainable financing opportunities and we have seen increasing activities in Asia, paving the way for the markets in the Middle East to take off.

Sustainability Drive Sparks Green Bond Interest Across South, Central America

Sustainable energy and infrastructure projects across South and Central America are attracting attention from investors, but the outlook is challenged due to a lack of awareness on the ground.

CASE STUDY: Fibria Breaks Ground with Well-Timed Green Bond

Fibria, the world’s largest producer of eucalyptus pulp, got the timing just right when it priced a US$700mn senior unsecured green bond in January 2017, halving the company’s new issue premium and cementing its position as a leading sustainable finance practitioner in Brazil.

Outlook Bright for Loan Financing in Chile’s Renewables Sector

Chile has been one of the major success stories in Latin America over the past decade. As the economy slowed in the past year amid the commodities slump, the Chilean government is looking to attract local and foreign capital to finance an ambitious programme of sustainable energy projects across the country. The country is well positioned to succeed in this endeavour, analysts believe.

EM Green Bond issuance to be Unaffected by Trump

Few sectors are facing greater uncertainty from the election of Donald Trump as the new US president than green energy and renewables, but experts are sceptical that the self-confessed climate change denier could actually derail the global drive towards sustainability and stifle the rise of green finance, particularly across EM.

CASE STUDY: A Green Step Forward for Turkish FIs - TSKB

As the first green bond to be issued by a Turkish FI, Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi’s (TSKB) US$300mn 5-year notes saw tremendous demand from accounts Europe and Asia, helping to set the benchmark for other Turkish issuers looking to raise capital for sustainable projects.

CASE STUDY: A Green Step Forward for Turkish FIs

As the first green bond to be issued by a Turkish FI, Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi’s (TSKB) US$300mn 5-year notes saw tremendous demand from accounts Europe and Asia, helping to set the benchmark for other Turkish issuers looking to raise capital for sustainable projects.

 

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