The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals comprise 17 goals and 169 targets aimed at solving the world’s most pressing challenges including ending global poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring human rights by 2030.
ANZ expanded the list of eligible SDGs from nine to 11 in August 2020 comprising good health and wellbeing, quality education, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, and life on land.
“ANZ’s SDG Bonds demonstrate a clear link between our funding and capital needs, and our purpose which is to shape a world where people and communities thrive,” Katharine Tapley, Head of Sustainable Finance, ANZ said.
“Our purpose is a key consideration for the type of loans we extend to our customers which in turn drives our own issuance in this format.”.
Sharon Klyne is an Associate Director, Communications at ANZ Institutional