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The first fund comprised principally of World Bank bonds in a variety of emerging market currencies. The fund offers Japanese investors the opportunity to participate in a diversified emerging market investment portfolio which will support the mission of the World Bank.
The notes are the World Bank’s first public offering linked to an environmentally-focused equity index for investors in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Germany.>
The issue allowed retail investors in Germany to contribute to the World Bank’s sustainable development mandate through a portion of their investment portfolio.
These were the first Uridashis that reference the emission reductions generated from specific projects under the framework defined by the Kyoto Protocol.
The offering is the first time both the World Bank and SEB have offered bonds to raise funds identified to a specific World Bank program and is one example of the kind of innovation the World Bank is trying to encourage within its “Strategic Framework for Development and Climate Change” launched in early 2008.
Ten new World Bank green bonds were issued primarily for the launch of new World Bank green bond funds, aimed at investors primarily in Japan and Europe.

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