Sustainability Bonds

Since 2015, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia regularly issues Sustainability Bonds. The State wants to provide investors who seek sustainable investments with an opportunity to finance selected environmental and social projects of the State. At the same time, North Rhine-Westphalia contributes to the internationally growing segment of Socially Responsible Investments (SRI).

2022

Sustainability Bond #9 of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

The State of North Rhine-Westphalia plans to issue its ninth Sustainability Bond in the second quarter of 2022 to finance social and environmental projects of the State. The Bond targets particularly investors who value sustainable investments. For the first time, the extent to which the environmental projects of the Bond are aligned with the EU taxonomy regulation have been assessed.

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2021

Sustainability Bond #8 of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

At the end of May 2021, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia issued its eighth Sustainability Bond with a record volume of 3.5 billion euros (tenors of 10 and 20 years) to finance social and environmental projects of the State. For the first time, the Bond was issued in compliance with the new framework. The Bond finances projects from areas such as health, education, research, infrastructure as well as environmental and climate protection. Several projects serve to deal with the pandemic.

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2020

Sustainability Bond #7 of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

The State of North Rhine-Westphalia issued its seventh Sustainability Bond on October 5, 2020. The bond has a size of 2.4 billion € and a tenor of 15 years and serves to finance social and environmental projects of the State.

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2019

Sustainability Bond #6 of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

The State of North Rhine-Westphalia issued again a Sustainability Bond in November 2019. Net proceeds finance environmental and social projects of the budgetary year 2019.

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2019

Sustainability Bond #5 of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

The State of NRW issued again a Sustainability Bond in March 2019. The Sustainability Bonds are targeted at investors who value sustainable and responsible investment.

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2018

Sustainability Bond #4 of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

The State of NRW issued its fourth Sustainability Bond in March 2018. The bond is designed for investors focusing on Socially Responsible Investments (SRI).

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2017

Sustainability Bond #3 of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

The State of NRW issued its third Sustainability Bond in February 2017. The bond is designed for investors focusing on Socially Responsible Investments (SRI).

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2016

Sustainability Bond #2 of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Following the inaugural issuance from 2015, the State of NRW sucessfully issued its second Sustainability Bond in March 2016. The bond is designed for investors focusing on Socially Responsible Investments (SRI).

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2015

Sustainability Bond #1 of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

In December 2014 the government of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia decided to issue its first State Treasury Note in a “Sustainibility Bond” format in 2015.

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