Connecting global financial markets to small-scale farmers: discover the impact of IFAD first sustainable bonds

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Connecting global financial markets to small-scale farmers: discover the impact of IFAD first sustainable bonds

IFAD presents its first sustainable bonds impact report at the London Stock Exchange

When: 21 November 2023, 8.30 – 9.30 GMT.

What: Presentation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) first sustainable bonds impact report

IFAD will present to an audience of investors how the proceeds of its first sustainable bonds have been invested and how the investments are improving the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of small-scale farmers.

In June last year, IFAD issued its first-ever sustainable bonds as part of a strategy to channel more funding to the world’s poorest people, who live in the rural areas of developing countries and are essential to feeding the world today and tomorrow. With climate change accelerating, food insecurity rising and instability growing, IFAD is acting and innovating to ensure developing countries and vulnerable populations have the financing they need to develop and take climate action.

IFAD is the first United Nations Fund and the only UN body and specialized agency other than the World Bank Group to raise funding on capital markets. It has a AA+ rating from both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch.

IFAD will also open the London Stock Exchange markets at 08.00 on the same morning.

For more information on IFAD sustainable bonds, check our investors page: A smart investment for a better world


  • Alvaro Lario, IFAD President
  • Nigel Brett, Director of the Operational Policy and Results Division at IFAD
  • Natalia Toschi, Head of Funding at IFAD

Where: London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LS

Accreditation: please provide your name, nationality, media affiliation, email and phone number to [email protected].

IFAD Media Alert 09/2023

IFAD is an international financial institution and a United Nations specialized agency. Based in Rome – the United Nations food and agriculture hub – IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided more than US$24 billion in grants and low-interest loans to fund projects in developing countries.

A wide range of photographs of IFAD’s work in rural communities are available for download from its Image Bank