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The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) priced a 10-year AUD 315 million Sustainable Development Bond due September 2032. A group

of Japanese investors purchased the bond to show their support for the World Bank’s approach to biodiversity and natural ecosystem services while pursuing poverty eradication and shared prosperity sustainably in client countries. Institutional investors participating in the transaction included Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company and Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company.

Biodiversity is critical to sustainable development, climate resilience, and human well-being. Animal, plant, and marine biodiversity comprise the "natural capital" that keeps our ecosystems functional and economies productive. Half of the world’s GDP depends on biodiversity and ecosystem services which include things like fresh water and timber, carbon storage and sequestration, natural landscapes that support tourism, and soil formation. With a steep decline in natural capital in the last 50 years, at least one million species are threatened with extinction. An estimated US$700 billion/year is needed to reverse the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services by 2030.

The World Bank is one of the largest international financiers of nature and works with partners to mobilize private capital and performance-based financing to deploy solutions across the globe. The World Bank’s integrated ecosystem-economy model sheds light on development risks associated with nature loss and helps identify effective policy responses as part of the World Bank’s contribution to COP15 of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

This transaction builds on IBRD’s 8-year AUD Sustainable Development Bondissued for Japanese insurance companies in April 2022, while highlighting support for the World Bank’s holistic approach to climate action. For the transaction announced today, Japanese investors again are showing their collective support for taking action to solve urgent development challenges.