Green Bonds are standard bonds with green features, designed to support projects that have beneficial impacts on the environment compared to business as usual. In June 2015, Digital Realty became the first data centre REIT to issue a green bond. In January and March 2019, Digital Realty issued its second green bond for aggregate gross proceeds of €1.08 billion Euro, the data centre industry's first Euro-denominated green bond.
The offerings consisted of €1.08 billion of Euro-denominated 2.500% Guaranteed Notes due 2026 (“Euro Notes”). The net proceeds from these Euro Notes will be allocated towards Eligible Green Projects, including the development and redevelopment of such projects. Additional information for our 2019 Euro-denominated green bond can be found in the 2019 Green Bond Allocation Statement.
Additional information about our efforts can be found in our ESG report.