Malta Stock Exchange to Launch the MSE Green Market

The Malta Stock Exchange announced that the MFSA has approved the Bye-Laws for the establishment of an MSE Green Market, allowing for the listing of Green Bonds on the local capital markets. Issuers seeking to raise finance for green projects must meet the MSE’s Green List criteria (based on the International Capital Markets Association’s Green Bonds Principles). Issuers meeting these requirements will qualify for discounted listing fees.

Qualifying issuers would need to invest in projects that contribute towards one of the six environmental objectives including Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Adaptation, Pollution Prevention, Sustainable Use of Water and Marine Resources.

In its Press Release announcing the launch of the MSE Green Market, the MSE stated that the new Bye-Laws are testament towards the Exchange’s commitment to “contribute towards Malta’s economic development whilst endorsing sustainable investments in line with national strategies.”

As an active participant in the capital markets sphere, DF can assist potential issuers in offering such ESG-compliant securities. Should you require further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our financial services team at dfcs@dfadvocates.com .


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