Largest Sustainability Bond of 2022

Awarded to: 
The European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank (EIB) won this Award for its USD 4bn Sustainability Awareness Bond (SAB) due November 2027 priced last August.This transaction, the largest SAB ever, is a testament to EIB’s commitment to green and social sustainability also beyond climate change mitigation. In absence of an EU Taxonomy in these areas,  EIB has started to apply its expertise in line with the logic and structure of the EU Taxonomy amidst growing investor interest.


“For green and social objectives where no EU Taxonomy is available, the coherent application of the logic and structure of the EU Taxonomy, supported by reasonable assurance (ISAE 3000), has enhanced international investor interest, who granted exceptional support to our first SAB in fully fledged USD benchmark size”.


- Bertrand de Mazières, Director General of Finance