Medical device maker Nipro has become a rare Japanese issuer of a sustainability-linked loan, and the first from the healthcare sector. Disclosed details are limited, but it aims to use the proceeds to help address Covid-19 issues and generally improve public health both domestically and overseas.
SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
Turkish manufacturer Arçelik will use proceeds from its debut green bond to address a challenge most companies prefer to ignore. The issue attracted strong investor demand despite domestic economic turbulence.