New shoots for green bonds
The CEFC has invested almost $520 million in 12 Australian green bonds, supporting many inaugural issuances from banks, universities, energy, property, retail and renewable projects. We give potential issuers an early commitment to transactions, acting as a cornerstone investor to build market demand. The Australian market is increasingly considering the benefits and flow-on impacts offered by green bonds. These range from access to a broader pool of investors, the ability of issuers to give additional momentum to business sustainability goals and to bring innovative transactions to the market. This may include developing and acquiring assets to support green bond issuances.