On September 14, 2020, Europe’s first sovereign sustainability bond, issued by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, has been listed on our exchange and displayed on LGX, the world’s leading platform for sustainable securities.
The EUR 1.5 billion sustainability bond was issued under the new Sustainability Bond Framework established by the Luxembourg Government earlier this month. The framework is the first Sustainability Bond Framework established by a European country and aligned with the highest international standards and best market practice in the field of sustainable finance.
Our congratulations go to the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance for this innovative action. With this bond issuance, the Luxembourg Government demonstrated its commitment to sustainable finance and its leading role in the transition towards a low-carbon and more inclusive economy.
We invite you to watch the highlights of the Ring-the-Bell ceremony where Luxembourg Stock Exchange's CEO, Robert Scharfe and Deputy CEO, Julie Becker, celebrated the listing with Luxembourg Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna and Director of Luxembourg Treasury Bob Kieffer.
The sustainability bond listed on LuxSE carries a AAA rating and has a 12-year maturity. The proceeds of the bond will finance and refinance social and environmental projects, such as the electric public transportation service Luxtram and the country’s second largest hospital Südspidol.
The entire Luxembourg Stock Exchange team is proud to serve as the reference exchange for the listing of sustainable securities and remains committed to strengthening the sustainable finance agenda.