27-October-2021
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European Union launches first green bond with record size, demand
13-Oct-2021

The European Union launched its first ever green bond to record demand on Tuesday, according to a lead manager, taking its first step to potentially becoming the biggest issuer of environmentally-friendly debt with a record-sized deal. The 15-year green bond, which will raise €12 billion ($13.9 billion), received more than €135 billion of demand, a lead manager told Reuters, making it the largest green bond launch and the highest level of demand for a green bond sale to date. The bond, which will finance member states' environmentally beneficial projects as part of the bloc's Covid-19 recovery fund, is the first step for the EU — which aims to be carbon-neutral by 2050 — towards becoming a leading force in the fast-growing green debt market.

News Source:- https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/european-union-launches-first-green-bond-with-record-size-demand-121101300062_1.html