NTMA announces the publication of the Irish Sovereign Green Bond (ISGB) Allocation Report for 2020 and the Impact Report for 2019
29 July 2021 – The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) announces the publication of the Irish Sovereign Green Bond (ISGB) Allocation Report for 2020 and the Impact Report for 2019.
The allocation report details the €2,389 million allocated to eligible green projects in 2020, an increase of over 20% relative to 2019.
The Impact Report is the second annual impact report issued in accordance with the ISGB Framework. It details the environmental impact measures connected with the second allocation report which covers 2019 and is spread across the six eligible green categories:
- Built Environment/Energy Efficiency
- Clean Transportation
- Climate Change Adaptation
- Environmentally Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources and Land Use
- Renewable Energy
- Sustainable Water and Wastewater Management
Both reports released today have been reviewed by Sustainalytics which found them to be in compliance with the ISGB Framework.
Both reports and an excel file of the Impact Report are available here.
ISGBs are designed to provide investors with the financial features of a standard Irish Government Bond combined with sovereign green bond market practices. ISGB proceeds are paid into the Central Fund as per standard government bonds. The proceeds from ISGBs are allocated against Eligible Green Projects which generate a positive environmental benefit. There is €6.1 billion of ISGBs outstanding.