In July 2021 Banca Popolare di Sondrio placed on the international market dedicated to institutional investors the inaugural issue of a Senior Preferred Green Bond, the proceeds of which are intended to finance or refinance environmentally sustainable projects/assets.

Following market practices, the Bank has published its Green Bond Framework, in alignment with the ICMA (International Capital Market Association) Green Bond Principles 2021.

As per ICMA principles, Banca Popolare di Sondrio publishes the Green Bond Report annually, which provides its stakeholders with a complete and punctual information on the allocation of the proceeds and on the positive environmental impacts deriving from the activities financed.

All documentation relating to the transaction can be found in the EMTN section at the following link:

The key numbers of BPS’s Senior Preferred Green Bond:

a snapshot of the portfolio as of May 31, 2023

Number of Loans
Number of Loans


Look-back period > 2018
Look-back period

> 2018

Avoided GHG emissions
Avoided GHG emissions

63,000 tCO2eq

Financed assets located in Italy and Switzerland
Financed assets located in

Italy and Switzerland