Corporate Social Responsibility
In late October, Citi issued its first social bond, priced close to par, with a four-year tenor and 1.281% fixed-rate coupon. Proceeds will be used to finance healthcare, affordable housing, education and other goods and services that meet the bank’s social principles. Jorge Rubio Nava, global head of social finance at Citi, talks about the new bond as well as the evolution of Citi’s culture and policy with respect to ESG.
Jay Lurie, currently chief investment officer of DC Green Bank, has more than a decade in financing and infrastructure development worldwide in positions at Macquarie, Credit Suisse, and the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC). He talks with Global Finance about climate change and the finance sector.