Green bonds demand forecast to hit Sh91 billion in a decade

Business Daily

By Geoffrey Irungu

Kenya has a demand for climate-friendly bonds amounting to Sh91 billion in the next five to 10 years, newly released research indicates.

The project with the biggest green-financing demand within that period is bus rapid transport (BRT) in Nairobi and Mombasa with the projection that it can raise up to Sh36 billion.

Nairobi bourse plans rolling out the green bonds

Business Daily,

By Brian Ngugi

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) under the watch of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has rolled out a legal framework to support issuing of green bonds.

The new segment will provide issuers with a wide array of solutions to support green and social bond issuance, giving both retail and wholesale investors an opportunity to invest in these tailored instruments.

Green bond issue to help plug budget holes: Treasury PS

Business Daily,

By Constant Munda

Kenya is well on the path to becoming the third country in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and South Africa to float a sovereign green bond, Treasury Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge said on Thursday, to partly bridge the Sh562.7 billion deficit in next financial year’s budget.

Dr Thugge did not, however, disclose the size of the bond whose proceeds go into climate change-aligned projects, but insisted they were looking to float it between July and June next year.

Kenya sets stage for first ever green bond after approving rules

Business Daily,

By Brian Ngugi

Two unnamed financial institutions have lined up to issue Kenya’s first green bond, the country’s banking sector lobby disclosed Wednesday, even as regulators approved the legal framework to issue the listed and unlisted financial instruments at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).  

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