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Vigeo Eiris News - 27/01/2017

Great success for France’s first green bond with support from Vigeo Eiris’ Second Party Opinion

France’s first green and sustainable bond, with support from Vigeo Eiris’ Second Party Opinion, is the biggest operation ever launched on the Green bond market


Announced on January 3rd and finalised on Tuesday, January 24th, this government’s first green OAT was positively welcomed by international investors. The total request reached more than 23 billion euros, amount qualified as “exceptional” by the French ministers Ségolène Royal and Michel Sapin.

With a maturity of 22 years (due date scheduled on June 25th, 2039) this issuance confirms French governement’s commitment in favour of energetic and ecological transition and demonstrated its willingness to put France as the vanguard reference in ecological finance.

Vigeo Eiris is proud to have evaluated this issuance and provided its opinion (second party opinion) on the environmental and social purposes regarding the elaboration and management of this bond.
Our diligences were conducted in support with our exclusive framework of States’ CSR rating and ranking and aligned with the guidelines stated by the “Green Bonds Principles “

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Annual review of the Second Party Opinion (April 2018)

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Keywords : ESG, France, Green bonds