JSW Steel Raises $1 Billion Through sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) Bonds in overseas market; Stock Slides Nearly 2%

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JSW Steel Raises $1 Billion Through Overseas Bonds; Stock Slides Nearly 2%

At 10:00 am, JSW Steel shares slid 1.7 per cent to Rs 678 on the BSE

JSW Steel has raised $1 billion by issuing sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) in the overseas market, thus changing into the “first company in the steel sector globally to issue an SLB in a hard currency.” The bond concern consisted of two tranches of 5.5 years and 10.5 years, for an quantity of $500 million every.

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“..Raised a total of $1 billion in the USD bond markets through a RegS/144A issuance, which was subscribed by high quality institutional investors across Asia, Middle East, Europe and the US,” JSW Steel mentioned in a regulatory submitting to the inventory exchanges.

Seshagiri Rao, joint managing director and group CFO, JSW Steel, mentioned the overwhelming response garnered by the SLB issuance was a sworn statement of stakeholder confidence in JSW’s dedication to local weather change mitigation.

In the ten.5-year tranche, JSW Steel has dedicated to attaining a goal of 1.95 tonnes of CO per tonne of crude metal produced (tCO2/tcs) by March 2030, representing a 23 per cent discount from its 2020 ranges.

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JSW Steel will use the proceeds from the overseas bond concern to fund its capex plans and refinance debt.

Sustainability-linked bonds are helpful to each the issuers and buyers alike. Such bonds present buyers with a platform to take a position in socially accountable corporations, whereas corporations are incentivised to enhance their ESG (environmental, social, and governance) efficiency and diversify their supply of long-term financing.

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At 10:00 am, JSW Steel shares slid 1.7 per cent to Rs 678 on the BSE as in opposition to 0.45 per cent rise in the benchmark indices.

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