The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has approved the Bye-laws for the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) Green Market that will allow for the listing of Green Bonds on the local capital market. The decision further strengthens Malta’s commitment to achieving the European Green Deal targets and contributes towards the country's economic development while endorsing sustainable investments in line with national strategies.

 

Issuers seeking to raise finance for green projects compliant with the MSE’s Green List criteria, which are based on the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) Green Bond Principles, will qualify for discounted listing fees.

 

The Malta Stock Exchange informed that, in order to qualify for a listing, issuers must invest in projects contributing towards one of the six environmental objectives that include Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Adaptation, Pollution Prevention, Sustainable Use of Water and Marine Resources amongst others.