#Press release
#Sustainability
#Investors

26.05.2021

Helaba's Green Bond significantly oversubscribed


  • Helaba's first Green Bond successfully launched
  • Volume of EUR 500 million
  • Proceeds to finance sustainable solar and wind energy projects
  • Holistic approach to sustainability strategy


Helaba has placed its first-ever Green Bond on the capital markets. The sustainability bond with a volume of EUR 500 million was met with keen interest from investors and, with an order book of EUR 1bln, was oversubscribed twice. The proceeds of the issue will be used to finance sustainable projects for the expansion of solar and wind energy. The green loans selected are compliant with the future EU Taxonomy Regulation.

Helaba has firmly embedded the issue of sustainability into its business strategy and supports its clients in their transformation towards carbon-neutral business models by providing sustainable lending. This concept already incorporates future growth in the sustainable credit portfolio.

„When it comes to green assets, we do not only apply our selection criteria to the existing port­folio but also sys­tema­tically in­te­grate them into every new trans­action as well.“

Petra Sandner
Chief Sustainability Officer at Helaba


"When it comes to green assets, we do not only apply our selection criteria to the existing portfolio but also systematically integrate them into every new transaction as well," explains Petra Sandner, Helaba's Chief Sustainability Officer. In this way, she says, the sustainable portfolio will grow organically. "We have therefore put in place the infrastructure needed to meet the stringent taxonomy standards in our lending activities as well," says Sandner, adding that Helaba's goal is the complete transformation of all its business processes.

„In line with the bank's sus­taina­bility strategy, we want to position Helaba as a fully sus­tain­able issuer across all funding instru­ments on the re­finan­cing side, too.“

Dirk Mewesen
Head of Treasury at Helaba


"In line with the bank's sustainability strategy, we want to position Helaba as a fully sustainable issuer across all funding instruments on the refinancing side, too," explains Dirk Mewesen, Helaba's Treasurer. According to him, investors are increasingly aligning themselves with issuers' overall sustainability credentials. Mewesen is positive about Helaba's success: "Strong demand from investors for our Green Bond indicates that we are on the right track with our approach," he adds.



Mike Peter Schweitzer
Head of Communications and Marketing, Press Officer
Ursula-Brita Krück
Deputy Press Officer

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