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MetLife’s Sustainable Financing Framework facilitates alignment of our business and investment activities to drive a sustainable future. The Framework guides our issuances of green, social and sustainable bonds, term loans, preferred stock, subordinated notes and funding agreements by MetLife, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company.
MetLife’s Sustainable Financing Council, comprising members from the Office of the Chief Investment Officer, Corporate Treasury and Global Sustainability functions, meets regularly and is responsible for the review and selection of eligible assets. Eligible assets aresubject to a review consistent with MetLife’s policies, including MIM’s ESG Investment Policy.
As part of the Framework, MetLife has committed to publishing an annual Sustainable Financing Report, which includes a summary of outstanding MetLife Sustainable Financing issuances, including issuance date, size, maturity date, currency and format. The 2022 Sustainable Financing Report is available on our website.
In 2020, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company issued a $750 million green funding agreement under the Framework, securing the U.S. insurance industry’s first green funding agreement-backed note issued by Metropolitan Life Global Funding I. An amount equal to the net proceeds from the issuance has been allocated to investments in a variety of green initiatives, including those associated with renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, clean transportation, sustainable water and waste management, pollution prevention and control and environmentally sustainable management of living natural resources and land use.
In 2021, MetLife Short Term Funding LLC issued $40 million of a new green funding agreement-backed commercial paper series as part of our diverse funding platform and in alignment with our Framework. After securing the U.S. insurance industry’s first green funding agreement-backed note in 2020, we’ve developed another form of green financing that supports our purpose and aligns with strong demand for sustainable debt offerings.
In alignment with several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), MetLife’s Sustainable Financing Framework lays out eligibility criteria for an asset to be considered for inclusion. Aligned SDGs include:
Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being
Goal #4: Quality Education
Goal #6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal #7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal #12: Responsible Consumptionand Production
Goal #13: Climate Action
Goal #15: Life on Land
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