ANZ has won the Australia and New Zealand Best Sustainable Finance House Award for 2019 from Finance Asia and Australian Sustainability Debt House of the year by KangaNews, cementing its market-leading position.
In addition, ANZ has also been awarded Finance Asia’s Best Debt Finance House, which speaks strongly of our overall origination and execution expertise in bank debt and capital markets.
ANZ led many groundbreaking transactions in Australia and New Zealand in 2019, including Sydney Airport’s $A1.4 billion sustainability linked loan, the first and largest syndicated loan in the sustainability linked format in Australia.
The bank also arranged and funded the first sustainability linked loan in New Zealand for Synlait Milk. Additionally, ANZ jointly led Woolworths Group’s $A400 million green bond, the first-ever green bond for a supermarket globally, as well as Housing New Zealand’s first sustainability bond.
In a strong finish to 2019, ANZ also issued its second SDG bond. The €1 billion transaction was unique as the first Tier 2 Capital transacted in this format globally, and brings ANZ’s own issuance in the sustainable finance markets to around $A2.3 billion across its three green and SDG Bonds.
It is gratifying the exceptional work and collaboration between the bank's sustainable finance, loan syndication, debt capital markets, group treasury and relationship teams has been recognised by the market.
In addition, KangaNews named ANZ Australian Dollar Bond House of the Year, Australian Dollar Rates House of the Year, Australian Dollar Credit House of the Year and Australian Dollar Secondary Market House of the Year as well as New Zealand Domestic Bond House of the Year, New Zealand Credit House of the Year and Kauri House of the Year.