MuniFin started to offer green finance – loans and leasing – for the environmentally friendly projects of its customers in the beginning of 2016. Green finance is offered to selected projects that promote the transition to low-carbon and climate resilient growth. These projects seek to mitigate or adapt to climate change.
MuniFin funds its operations through international capital markets. During the past 20 years, we have established a strong presence in the main capital markets and built a reputation as one of the most flexible and investor driven borrowers.
Antti Kontio has been appointed as the new Head of Funding of MuniFin. Kontio will report to Joakim Holmström, who previously headed the MuniFin’s funding team and was appointed in March as the Executive Vice President, Capital Markets. Holmström is also a member of the company’s Executive Management Team.
Environmental Finance revealed the winners of the annual Green Bond Awards on March 28. MuniFin was the winner in two categories with its EUR 500 million green bond issued last September.
On Tuesday, 16th January 2018, MuniFin issued a new EUR 500 million 15-year fixed rate benchmark, which offers a 1.250% coupon, equivalent to mid-swaps -4 basis points.
A group of ten Nordic public sector issuers have released a joint position paper on green bonds impact reporting. Developed with the primary aim of assisting Nordic public sector borrowers, the signatories hope that it will prove useful also for issuers from the private sector and from other countries as well as for the investor community. The position paper, which has been 14 months in the making, was launched at the OECD Green Investment Financing Forum in Paris on 24 October.