In February 2018, ANZ launched its first SDG bond in the European wholesale debt capital markets, raising Euro750 million
Project implemented: 15 February 2018
Proceeds from the bond will support lending offering broad social, economic and environmental benefits
The bond supports the development of projects that offer broad social, economic and environmental benefits
ANZ tracks the receipt and use of proceeds to ensure all Eligible Assets in the SDG Bond are appropriately identified
Annual assurance to ensure allocation of proceeds to Eligible Assets is in accordance with ANZ's SDG bond framework
ANZ recognises the important role business will play in achieving the SDGs and believes them to represent an opportunity for business-led solutions and technologies to be developed and implemented. In recognition of the important role business will play in achieving the SDGs, ANZ’s CEO joined over 30 leaders from the Australian business community to sign a public CEO Statement of Support for the Goals in September 2016.
The transaction – the second only SDG bond issued by a corporate – raised €750 million to fund ANZ loans and expenditures that directly promote nine of the SDGs (SDGs 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13).
The proceeds of the bond will be used to finance or refinance project finance or corporate loans to projects or businesses; or ANZ’s own operating or capital expenditures, that promote any of the selected nine SDGs.
Proceeds from the bond issuance are intended to support projects offering broad social, economic and environmental benefits including funding for hospitals, schools, green buildings, clean water, public transport systems or renewable power plants, as identified in the ANZ SDG Bond Framework– the six eligible categories include SDGs 3, 4, 7, 9, 10 and 11.