African Development Bank

Friday, 22 February 2019

Reverse enquiry spurs AfDB’s Kauri market return with SRI bond

African Development Bank (AfDB) made its first foray into the Kauri market in more than four years on 21 February, with a rapidly launched and priced 10-year socially responsible investment (SRI)-linked deal. The issuer and lead say the deal was made possible by reverse enquiry from Asia, and insist the theme and maturity present a positive development for the market.