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World Bank Sustainable Development Bonds – Climate Action

World Bank Sustainable Development Bonds – Climate Action

A summary of the World Bank’s initiative: Sustainable Development Bonds Highlighting the Urgency of Mainstreaming Climate Action, September – November 2021.

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Impact Report

World Bank Impact Report 2021

The 2021 Impact Report is focused on IBRD Sustainable Development Bonds and Green Bonds, and the IBRD-financed projects supported by these bonds. The report presents results highlights, issuance, commitment and allocation figures, followed by examples of the new projects added to the respective project portfolios in FY21.

  • The World Bank issues Sustainable Development Bonds aligned to the Sustainability Bonds Guidelines and Green Bonds aligned to the Green Bonds Principles. Investments in World Bank bonds Sustainable development bonds support:

    1. the World Bank Group twin goals to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity,
    2. the Sustainable Development Goals, and 
    3. positive social and environmental outcomes in countries.

    The World Bank (IBRD) has maintained a triple-A rating since 1959 and has been issuing bonds since 1959 to support lending to member governments. IBRD’s financial strength comes from the strength of country member support, a well-diversified portfolio of loans to sovereign-guaranteed projects, prudent risk management and substantial liquidity.

    The World Bank benefits from over 70 years of institutional experience. This experience has spurred to create new products, helped develop new markets and benefitted member countries with advise and technical expertise. World Bank “firsts” include: the first swap, global bond, e-bond, green bond and blockchain bond.

  • The World Bank Treasury offers a triple-A rated product mix for investors who seek to do well by doing good.

    Sustainable Development Bonds


    Global & Benchmark Bonds


    Non-Core Currency Bonds

    Structured Notes & Callable Bonds

    Capital At Risk Notes

    Discount Notes & Custom Issues

    Why Invest?





    Yield Enhancement

    Cash Management

    Recent Issue

    USD 6 billion 5-year benchmark due October 2025


    EUR 2 billion 40-year benchmark due January 2061 

    RWF 37 billion 3-year benchmark due January 2023


    Offered in major currency, two years or longer, fixed-rate, with early redemption, 100% of notional.


    The largest ever risk insurance transaction, US1.3 billion issue & earthquake coverage for Chile, Colombia, Mexico & Peru.

    Offered in US and Euro Dollar markets, with maturities of 13 months or less, and greater than $50,000 through major dealers.

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