NTMA announces the publication of the Irish Sovereign Green Bond (ISGB) Allocation Report for 2021 and the Impact Report for 2020
2 August 2022 – The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) announces the publication of the Irish Sovereign Green Bond (ISGB) Allocation Report for 2021 and the Impact Report for 2020. Both are issued by the Government of Ireland.
The Allocation Report details the €1,036.4 million allocated to eligible green projects in 2021. Since the launch of ISGBs in October 2018, a total of €7,343.6 million has been allocated.
The Impact Report is the third annual impact report issued in accordance with the ISGB Framework. It details the environmental impact measures connected with the third Allocation Report which covers 2020 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 standard Irish government bonds combined with sovereign green bond market practices. The proceeds from ISGBs are paid into the Central Fund in the same manner as standard government bonds and are allocated by a Working Group against Eligible Green Projects which generate a positive environmental benefit. There is €6.85 billion of ISGBs outstanding.