Sustainability Bond

Following the successful issuances from 2015 through 2018, the State of NRW has again issued a Sustainability Bond in 2019. The State wants to offer investors who seek sustainable investments a bond that refinances the State's sustainable projects of 2018. At the same time, NRW is contributing to the internationally growing segment of sustainable investment.

Following a roadshow through European and Asian countries in February and early March 2019, which served to present the concept of the fifth Sustainability Bond to institutional investors, a bond with a volume of € 2.25 billion was successfully placed on the market on 6 March. The Sustainability Bond is particularly targeted at investors who value sustainable and responsible investments and is used to refinance social and environmental projects, such as education, research and infrastructure.

After a series of investor meetings throughout Asia and Europe in February and early March 2018 the Sustainability Bond #4 was issued on 6 March 2018 with a volume of EUR 2.025bn. The bond is designed for investors focusing on Socially Responsible Investments (SRI).

After a series of investor meetings throughout Europe in February 2017  the Sustainability Bond #3 was issued on 28 February 2017 with a volume of EUR 1.825 bn.

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Sustainability Bond #2 of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

The State of NRW sucessfully issued its second Sustainability Bond in March 2016. The bond is designed for investors focusing on Socially Responsible Investments (SRI).

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Sustainability Bond #1 of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

In December 2014 the government of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia decided to issue its first State Treasury Note in a “Sustainability Bond” format in 2015. The concept itself and the selected projects have been audited by oekom research, a leading rating agency for Sustainability Bonds and Green Bonds. The overall evaluation of the audit was positive.

The State of North Rhine-Westphalia has won the award for “Most Impressive Local Government Green / SRI Bond Issuer" by the journal "GlobalCapital" in 2018/2019.

The winners of the GlobalCapital Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards were elected by market participants such as investors, investment banks and issuers. They therefore reflect the market's opinion on the most important achievements and innovations and the most impressive performers in the year from July 2018 to June 2019.

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