EBRD subscribed to a EUR 42.5 million investment as part of the EUR 500 million Green Eurobond placement by CTP N.V. (the "issuer"). CTP is one of the largest European full service industrial and logistics property owner and developer, listed on Euronext Amsterdam. The bond has a maturity of 8 years and is listed on Euronext Dublin.
The proceeds from the EBRD's investment will be used to finance the development and acquisition of sustainable industrial parks in Romania, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Serbia and Poland.
ETI score: 67
The transition impact is expected to come from: (i) the "Green" quality as the EBRD proceeds will be used to finance the expansion of the company's portfolio in logistics and light industrial buildings with the internationally recognised building certification scheme BREEAM ("Very Good" level or higher). The project will also enhance the company's sustainability strategy and contribute to the development of comprehensive climate and environmental sustainability disclosures at corporate level; and (ii) the "Inclusive" quality will enhance access to skills and employment for young women and men through the development of a training and dual learning programme that has replicable effects in other countries of EBRD operations. CTP will contribute to the EBRD's new policy engagement on market-led skills development programme that is to be piloted in Romania.
CTP N.V. is one of Europe's top full-service companies that owns and develops prime industrial and logistics property assets with a portfolio comprising of 100 premium business industrial parks in key logistics hubs, primarily operating in the CEE region. The Company has a 22-year track record of profitable growth and is incorporated and listed in the Netherlands.
EBRD Finance Summary
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The Bank is additional in the project as it contributes to improving the company's standards both in the area of economic inclusion and sustainability.
Environmental and Social Summary
The project has been Categorised C in accordance with the 2019 Environmental & Social Policy (ESP). As the project is a capital market transaction Environmental and Social Due Diligence was carried out by review of publically available information and disclosures made by the Company within MNPI rules. ESDD focused on the Green Bond Framework of the Company and associated corporate level policies. The Company's Green Bond Framework has been subject to independent review and the resulting report confirms that the Framework is aligned with the Green Bond Principles, 2018. Furthermore, the report confirms that the categories for investment of Bond proceeds would advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG 7 and 11. The Company will report the allocation of proceeds on its website on an annual basis until full allocation. The allocation reporting will include the total amount of proceeds allocated, the share of new financing and refinancing, the number of projects and level of certification, and the balance of unallocated proceeds. In addition, the Company plans to report on relevant ESG impact metrics which is aligned with good international practice. Overall, the risks associated with the Bond participation are low. An Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) has been proposed and signed and the Bank will monitor the project through review of annual reports.
Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing
TC will be provisioned from the Bank's Special Shareholder Fund (SSF) for a new policy dialogue engagement that supports enhancement of sector wide skills, with significant contribution from the Company to be provided for development of the training programme for young professionals.
Company Contact Information
Jan Post Evert
+31 6 150 387 29
Purkyňova 2121/3, 110 00, Praha, Czech Republic
PSD last updated
25 Jun 2021
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