European Investment Bank (EIB) and Europe’s leading National Promotional Banks are pleased to announce the launch of Marguerite II, a pan-European infrastructure fund with total commitments in excess of EUR 700m; ensuring continued support to key infrastructure investments in renewables, energy, transport and digital infrastructure by the Marguerite platform.Read more
On 27 October 2017 three EAPB members, Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) from Germany, BNG Bank from The Netherlands and Finlombarda from Italy contributed to a conference on experiences in public banking, organised by the regional Government of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. They demonstrated the added value of promotional banks in terms of support for economic development, public infrastructure and social projects. They also highlighted the regulatory challenges for promotional banks.
NWB Bank has launched its second USD denominated Water Bond (Green Bond). This time the bank has issued a 4-year USD 500mln benchmark Water Bond. It is NWB Bank’s 6th Water Bond so far which further positions the bank in the leading group of green bonds issuers worldwide. Proceeds from the Water Bond will be used to fund Green Bond Eligible Projects by the Dutch Water Authorities that target amongst other climate mitigation, climate adaptation and biodiversity.Read more
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.
EAPB member Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB) organises photo exposition with the support of EAPB.Read more