World Bank launches first '100% green' structured product

€50m structured note combines green bond with ethical equity index

Demand for green bonds is growing

The World Bank has launched its first environmental structured product, a €50 million, 10-year green bond linked to the Ethical Europe Equity Index. The note was arranged by BNP Paribas and has been bought by the bank's insurance unit, BNP Paribas Cardif.

The product comprises a zero-coupon green bond from the World Bank for the capital protection element and a link to the green index to give upside participation in equities. It is the first sustainable equity index-linked green bond to be

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