Abu Dhabi’s state oil producer is considering a sale of green bonds for the first time. ADNOC is speaking to banks about a possible green issuance, the people said. The company, which pumps almost all the crude in the UAE, may opt instead for sustainability-linked bonds, which provide more flexibility than green bonds because they’re not tied to specific projects, said the people. ADNOC is a crucial part of the UAE’s net-zero target. The company is planning to spend billions of dollars on technology to capture carbon and manufacture hydrogen, a fuel which emits only water vapour when burned. It’s also involved in the UAE’s strategy to ramp up solar power through renewable-energy firm Masdar.
- UAE’s ADNOC mulls sale of green bonds as it seek ESG funds