Green Bond Pioneer Awards 2017: Leadership in green finance: Glittering event at London’s Guildhall

“Ethical Markets congratulates all this leadership group of winners of the Green Bond Pioneer Awards!,  ~Hazel Henderson, Editor”

 

Green Bond Pioneer Awards 2017: Leadership in green finance: Glittering event at London’s Guildhall

 

Leaders from Poland to Costa Rica, Mexico to Munifin, Monash University to Masen, Alpha Trains to AP Renewables recognised at Award Ceremony following the Climate Bonds 2017 Annual Conference.

 

Last night in London, Climate Bonds in partnership with the City of London and the Green Finance Initiative, held the 2nd Annual Green Bond Awards at Guildhall celebrating the stand outs and pioneers of the rapidly growing green bonds market.

The award ceremony followed a packed day of conference sessions that saw standing room only in plenaries as expert speakers discussed the year ahead and prospects for green finance out to 2020.

 

2017 Green Bond Awards

The Awards are in recognition of leading organisations, financial institutions and governments, who have pushed green finance forward and developed the green bonds market in the past year through their pioneering initiatives and issuances, providing a positive example of low carbon investments.

There were 16 categories of Awards this year, including the world’s first sovereign green bond and eight pioneer issuers in various regions.

 

Award Winners by Category:

First Sovereign Green Bond – Poland

First Green Schuldschein – Nordex (Germany)

First RMBS – Obvion N.V (Netherlands)

Largest Single Green Bond – Bank of Communications (China)

Largest Non-Financial Corporate Green Bond – Grupo Aeroportuaro Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico)

Largest Overall Issuer – SPD Bank (China)

Innovative Regulator – People’s Bank of China PboC (China)

Most Second Opinions in 2016 – CICERO (Norway)

New Country Issuances:

  • Philippines – AP Renewables
  • Colombia – Grupo BanColombia
  • Costa Rica – Banco Nacional de Costa Rica
  • Finland – Municipality Finance (MuniFin)
  • Morocco – Masen
  • Luxembourg – Alpha Trains

Regional Sub-Sovereign – Mexico City (LatAm)

Regional Sub-Sovereign – Treasury Corporation of Victoria (Asia-Pacific)

 

2017 Green Bond Certificates

In addition to the awards, a series organizations have also been granted Recognition Certificates, encompassing the following categories: Sub-national/Municipal, Development Banks, Commercial Banks, Corporates, Structured, Certifications, and Market Infrastructure.

 

Certificate Recipients by Category:

Sub-national/Muni, Largest Overall Issuer – New York MTA, USA

Development Bank, Pioneer New Entrant – Exim Bank of China

Development Bank, Largest Overall Issuer – European Investment Bank

Corporates, Country Pioneer New Entrant – Hyundai, South Korea

Corporates, Largest Overall – Iberdrola, Spain

Structured, Country Pioneer New Entrant, 1st ABS – Flexigroup, Australia

Structured, Country Pioneer New Entrant, 1st ABS – Suzano/EcoAgro, Brazil

Structured, First Dual Recourse in China – Bank of China

Structured, Largest ABS in 2016 – Toyota, Japan

Certifications, First Water – SFO PUC, USA

Certifications, Largest Certified (and first in France) – SNCF, France

Certifications, First certified Green Bond from a University – Monash University, Australia

Certifications, First Indian Certified Bond – Hero Futures Energy, India

Certifications, First Certified Green Loan – Strasser/MEP Werke, Germany

Certifications, First Certified German Bank Bond – DKB, Germany

Certifications, Indices: First Unlabeled Green Bond Index – CCDC, China

Market Infrastructure, Pioneer Listing Rules – Shanghai Stock Exchange

Market Infrastructure, Pioneer Listing Rules – London Stock Exchange

Market Infrastructure, Pioneer Listing Rules – Mexico Stock Exchange

Market Infrastructure, Pioneer Listing Rules – Luxembourg Stock Exchange