Covid-19 Social Response Bond | CDP

Covid-19 Social Response Bond

Social Bond issued in a dual-tranche format and aimed at supporting Italian enterprises harshly hit by the Coronavirus emergency

The issuance intended primarily to reach Socially Responsible Investors and proposed to the market in a 3-year and 7-year dual - tranche format, was subscribed by over 130 institutional investors.

This transaction is a new initiative put in place by CDP as part of its extraordinary measures plan in support of the businesses. Indeed, funds raised have been used to finance initiatives providing immediate short-term relief in the context of the coronavirus emergency and, in line with CDP’s mission, medium-long term investments in support of overall economic recovery.

In line with criteria stated in the “CDP Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Framework”, several of the main initiatives will include easing access to credit, both directly and indirectly through the banking system, for Italian corporates.

In this moment of great difficulty, the transaction confirms today more than ever CDP's support to the Country, in line with the strategy outlined in the 2019-2021 Business Plan to expand forms of funding with high social and environmental impact, in line with the objectives of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

The initiative is part of  “CDP Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Framework” and is in line with the Social Bond Principles published by International Capital Market Association (ICMA).

Tranche 1: 3 years 
Tranche 2: 7 years

€ 500 mln (3 yr) 
€ 500 mln (7 yr)

Annual coupon
1.50% (3yr)
2.00% (7yr)