Photo/rendering of Berea College’s Sustainability Bonds

Berea College’s Sustainability Bonds

Hawkins served as underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of Berea College’s $50 Million sustainability bonds.  Founded in 1855, Berea College is located in Berea Kentucky , and is the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, providing high-quality education to academically promising students with limited economic resources.  The proceeds of the bonds will be used to support a variety of sustainable operations on the college’s campus as designated by the International Capital Market Association’s Green Social and Sustainability Guidelines.   The transaction represented the first-ever sustainability bond offering by a U.S. nonprofit higher education institution in the taxable corporate bond market.  The Aaa rated bonds were structured as a single bullet with a 50 year maturity.

Role Underwriter's Counsel
Distinction First Nonprofit Higher Education Institution to Issue Sustainability Bonds in Corporate Taxable Market
Issuer Berea College
Issue Size $50 Million