Projects follow the “World Bank Project Cycle” within the Country Partnership Framework to:
Address priorities identified in the Country Diagnostic; Contribute to the twin goals (end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity);Ensure social, environmental and governance (ESG) aspects are covered; and Achieve expected outcomes.
World Bank Debt Products Sustainable Development Bonds:
Investors are incorporating environmental, social and governance criteria in their investment decisions.
Because of the overall social purpose of the World Bank and its policies, all World Bank bonds are attractive for ESG/SRI investors.
All World Bank bonds are social bonds that support sustainable development.
Investors support various sectors: agriculture, education, energy, finance/trade/industry, governance, health and social services, transportation, water/sanitation and themes: gender, environment.
Why Invest with the World Bank?
Safety and Purpose. IBRD’s AAA/Aerating is based on a solid financial structure, conservative financial policies and consistent performance, as well as support and capital backing from its shareholders.
Issuing debt since 1947; triple-A rating since 1959
Variety of fixed income products: multiple currencies, structures and maturities
Strong balance sheet as result of prudent financial policies
Funds only for sovereigns and sovereign-guaranteed projects
Diversified sovereign shareholders & recognized preferred creditor status
All bonds fund the World Bank’s sustainable development programs aimed at achieving a positive social and/or environmental impact
Transparent reporting -project documents show focus on results
All World Bank bonds support the Sustainable Development Goals. World Bank Sustainable Development Bonds are a natural fit for investors seeking environmental, social and governance investments.
What Investment Products does the World Bank Offer?
Meet Investors’ Needs Offer a wide range of debt instruments from a AAA/Aaa issuer, with various characteristics including flexible structures, size, liquidity and maturities.
Customize products to meet investor preferences –including to support specific purposes (e.g. green bonds) or take on additional risk (e.g. cat bonds).
Bonds issued in over 57 different currencies. Maturities up to 50 years.
A 0% Basel II and III risk weighting minimizes capital requirements. Liquid bonds are considered level 1 HQLA (high quality liquid assets).
High Execution Standards Broad sponsorship from underwriters with solid primary placement with a diversified investor base. Strong aftermarket spread performance for liquid bonds.
The World Bank offers global bonds in a variety of currencies and maturities through strategic offerings designed to meet investor demand.
Global bonds provide investors with liquidity and strong dealer commitment to secondary market support.
They provide diversification among triple-A holdings and benefit from a rarity value in the marketplace.
Global Bond characteristics: Issue size is typically USD 1-4 billion, or benchmark size for each market
Maturities generally range between 2-10 years
Denominated in a variety of currencies, including Australian dollars, Canadian dollars, Euros, New Zealand dollars, South African rand, Turkish lira, and US dollars .World Bank bonds are represented in major indices.