IFC to issue debut green bond

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The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank, will this month issue its debut green bond to fund environmental projects across the world.

In an interview with Credit, IFC vice-president and treasurer Nina Shapiro said the bond would be targeted at investors in Europe and the US, with a possible follow-up offering aimed at Japanese investors.

“We’ll be issuing the first one in Europe and perhaps going to Japan for the second one,” says Shapiro. “We expect some

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