Information for stakeholders
Green Bond placement
In September 2015 Aquafin succesfully launched a 45Mio EUR Private Placement, being the very first Green Bond issue for a a Belgian issuer. As such, Aquafin attracted funding which will be dedicated to low-carbon, climate-resilient, and environmentally friendly investments. Proceeds form Green Bonds will exclusively fund Aquafin's investments in projects executed on behalf of the Flemish Region. The eligible projects have a mitigating impact on climate change. Other projects are dedicated to further water treatment or increasing biodiversity.
In line with the demand for higher transparency in the Green Bond market, this issue obtained an extra-financial certificate called "Second Opinion" delivered by the independent research institution Cicero. The Green Bond framework and the eligible projects are graded Medium Green, and even Dark Green, reflecting the climate and environmental ambitions of the bonds.