IFC, HSBC announce final close of REGIO fund to further develop green bond market

AFRICA – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and HSBC Asset Management have announced the final closing of the HSBC Real Economy Green Investment Opportunity GEM Bond Fund (REGIO), boosting access to climate finance and helping further develop the market for green bonds. REGIO, the first green bond fund focused on well-diversified climate-smart investments in “real economy” issuers in emerging market countries, closed with total investor commitments of US$538 million following further investment from two European investors. The aim of the fund is to help these economies in…

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