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Enterprise News - 22/06/2017

Vigeo Eiris, second party opinion for the first green bond issued on the Italian market by a bank

With an amount of 500 million euros and a maturity of 15 years (until 2022), Intesa Sanpaolo confirms, through its sustainable bond, its commitment for the environment

Since 2007 and its adherence to the Equator Principles, Intesa Sanpaolo has put the fight against climate change as well as the preservation of environmental and social risks, among its strategic priorities.

Aligned with these commitments, this first green bond will allow the Italian bank to finance “green” projects : renewable energies and improvement of the energetic efficiency.  The bank is also committed to write a “Green Bond Report” and the different financed projects.

Vigeo Eiris evaluated this green bond and provided its opinion on the environmental purposes, its contribution to sustainable development and the responsible management of the issuance, aligned with the “Green Bond Principles”.

Download the framework of this green bond 

Keywords : ESG, Green bonds, Italy