Responsible investing is a worldwide phenomenon that is growing at a pace that is hard to fathom. The market is worth hundreds of billions – and soon trillions – of euros, writes Antti Kontio in the MuniFin blog.
mtn-i published the winners of its first ever Uridashi Awards, launched to celebrate the successful issuers and banks in the Japanese market. The Uridashi bonds are sold to Japanese retail investors.
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.