Iberdrola signs €500 million green loan with BBVA
It is the first transaction of this kind to have been completed in the energy sector worldwide, as well as being the highest amount signed so far in this finance category.
The term "green loan" is applied to transactions that provide access to finance or refinance for sustainable or socially responsible projects.
The amount of €500 million obtained by Iberdrola will for the most part be allocated to projects linked to energy efficiency and renewables.
Its green status is validated by independent agency Vigeo Eiris, which certifies the correct application of the resources obtained in accordance with the Green Bond Principles.
Vigeo Eiris also considers that the projects to which the resources obtained will be allocated are aligned with the following United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which Iberdrola has incorporated into its strategy: SDG no. 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy and SDG no. 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production. ■