By issuing Green Bonds, the bank also intends to meet the measurably growing demand of investors for investments in environmentally sustainable projects. The issuing of Green Bonds is part of the bank’s attempts to meet society’s objective of reducing global warming in its role as a financial intermediary.
When issuing Green Bonds, Deutsche Hypo funds itself through bonds whose raised funds are used exclusively to finance energy-efficient (i.e. green) buildings. The bank issues unsecured bonds as well as Pfandbriefe as green bonds. The Pfandbriefe it issues fulfil all requirements under the German Pfandbrief Act. Senior unsecured bonds issued as green bonds are pari passu with other bonds of the same asset class, which may include issues in benchmark format as well as smaller volumes (private placements).