KfW issues green bond to be included in Solactive Green Bond Index

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The German government-owned development bank KfW has now issued its first green bond.

The new bond will be included in the Solactive Green Bond Index as of late July. The Solactive Green Bond Index launched in March 2014.

“The launch of one more green bond this year by KfW, following those of the World Bank and Unilever, shows how fast this market has been growing over the past couple of years. As green bonds are getting more attention and thus traction in the market, we hope that the Solactive Green Bond Index will be a useful tool either as a benchmark or an underlying for financial products” comments Astrid Ludwig, head of the Bond & Complex Team at Solactive.

The Green Bond concept was developed in 2007 by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank. Green bonds are now commonly defined as fixed-income securities that raise capital for a project with specific environmental benefits, where the proceeds go to climate mitigation or adaptation efforts.


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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