In 2020, in order to ensure the consistency of AFD Group's 100% Paris Agreement commitments and 100% Social Link commitments with its presence on the markets, AFD created a bond framework aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
In 2021, the investor community demonstrated its confidence in these commitments by allowing us to carry out two SDG Bond issues of 1.5B and 2B euros. These issue volumes represent a near doubling of SDG Bond issues in one year and 48% of the 2021 annual programme. We hope that this result testifies to financial players’ growing support for aligning investments with the SDGs.
By investing in our issuances, investors support the financings extended by AFD and the methodology used to take sustainable development issues into account. This insistence on strategic coherence was recognized in 2021 by a Vigeo-Eiris rating of AFD’s social responsibility policy and extra-financial performance. With a rating of 73/100, AFD is among the highest performing development institutions. AFD thus contributes to changing the financial investment paradigm, both on the markets and on the ground, to the benefit of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda.
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