Handelsbanken is a responsible participant in society and wishes to contribute to sustainable development. Through its issuance of green bonds, Handelsbanken has added an additional string to its bow in its efforts to support the long-term growth of sustainable solutions by financing green projects. Handelsbanken has been active in the fields of green and sustainable finance for some time, and sustainability is an integral part of the Bank’s credit process.
Handelsbanken’s Green Bond Framework is based on the Green Bond Principles 2017 produced by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA).
An independent evaluation of Handelsbanken’s Green Bond Framework has been carried out by CICERO (the Center for International Climate Research).
Handelsbanken focuses on six of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals set forth in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in line with this, Handelsbanken’s green bonds will support these goals.
We strive for a high degree of transparency with regard to the impact of the assets financed. Handelsbanken therefore aims to produce an annual report that will be audited by external auditors.
Green bond issue
On 25 June 2018 Handelsbanken issued a green bond of EUR 500m with a five-year maturity. Handelsbanken’s green bond is a senior non-secured bond that is based on Handelsbanken’s Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) programme.
Information about green bonds issued by Handelsbanken
Handelsbanken’s Green Bond Framework, in English (PDF)
Independent evaluation (Second Opinion), in English (PDF)
Green Bond Investor Presentation, in English (PDF)