In the Spotlight
New financial products are providing innovative ways to combat climate change. Green bonds give investors the opportunity to invest in activities that provide a steady return and help the planet at the same time.
This brief provides summary information for investors on ADB's commitment to gender equality and women empowerment.
ADB has issued more than $1.5 billion equivalent in water bonds since 2010. Proceeds raised through these bonds will be used for various water-related projects in Asia and the Pacific.
ADB as a Borrower
A leading triple-A borrower in the international markets, ADB raises funds regularly through international and domestic capital markets, reflecting strong credit fundamentals and conservative financial policies.
ADB’s overriding borrowing objective is to ensure availability of funds at the most stable and lowest possible cost for the benefit of its OCR borrowers. Subject to this objective, ADB seeks to diversify its sources of funding across markets, instruments, and maturities, and has so far issued bonds in 35?currencies.
Live without safe drinking water (2016)
People who live below the poverty line of $3.10 (2011 PPP) a day (2016)
People who live on less than $1.90 (2011 PPP) a day (2016)
Lack access to proper sanitation (2016)