Rabobank Green and Sustainability Bond Framework
Rabobank is committed to helping clients and their communities in achieving sustainability by providing tailored financial services and access to knowledge and networks.
Rabobank has given priority to financing renewable energy since the 1990s. At the end of 2015 our outstanding loans for renewable energy generation worldwide accounted for 91 percent of Rabobank’s total energy generation portfolio. Rabobank is a major financier of onshore and offshore wind turbines, holding a top-10 position worldwide and is the market leader in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands. The bank has acquired extensive experience in financing wind farm projects.
Investors can fund our sustainable lending activities via green and sustainability bonds. Rabobank has developed a Green and Sustainability Bond Framework under which it can issue two types of bonds:
1. Rabobank Green Bonds – funds allocated to the financing of renewable energy projects (solar and wind)
2. Rabobank Sustainability Bonds – funds allocated to loans provided to SMEs with sustainability certifications on products, processes or buildings
Rabobank can issue bonds under the combined Green and Sustainability Bond Framework and will label the bonds as either ‘Green Bonds’ or ‘Sustainability Bonds’ accordingly.
The Rabobank Green and Sustainability Bond Framework follows the ICMA Green Bond Principles (GBP).