1. Handelsbanken's green bonds

Handelsbanken's green bonds

A sustainable solution to finance projects with the environment in mind.

A sustainable solution

Our green bonds

Handelsbanken has twice issued green bonds, 2018 and 2020. By issuing green bonds, we can support the long-term development of sustainable solutions through the financing of green projects. In our sustainability work, we focuses on six of the total 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, and our green bonds are in line with the goals.

Our Green Bond Framework is based on the Green Bond Principles from 2017 that were developed by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). An independent evaluation of the framework has been carried out by CICERO (Center for International Climate Research).

We issued our first green bond in 2018, followed by a second emission in 2020. Both times the markets showed great interest and the bonds were heavily oversubscribed.

In May 2021 we reported on the environmental impact of our green bonds by publishing a Green Bond Impact Report, including examples of the eligible green asset’s adherence to the relevant criteria in the framework.

Handelsbanken - Our commitment to sustainability

Catharina Belfrage Sahlstrand, Head of Sustainability at Handelsbanken and Carl Cederschiöld, CFO Handelsbanken on our sustainability work.

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Sustainability within the Bank 

Our sustainability work encompasses the whole of the Group’s operations in all markets.