Sustainable Banking Network (SBN) Creating Green Bond Markets Report

September 30, 2018

74 pages | © October 2018 IFC | Complimentary

Sustainable Banking Network (SBN) Creating Green Bond Markets ReportCreating Green Bond Markets – Insights, Innovations, and Tools from Emerging Markets, developed by the IFC-supported Sustainable Banking Network (SBN), captures SBN members’ diverse experiences and the latest insights into the drivers, challenges, and innovations to create green bond markets in the emerging markets. It highlights the importance of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices as a foundation of integrity and value creation in any impact-focused investment, including green bonds. For the first time, it offers a practical “Green Bond Market Development Toolkit,” including Common Objectives, a Self-assessment and Planning Matrix, a Roadmap with Common Milestones, and a Capacity Building Needs Assessment. Together these spell out the particular steps SBN members need to take to develop strong local green bond markets. The emerging consensus highlights alignment with international good practices and approaches, as well as efforts to harmonize definitions of what is “green.”

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