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Green and Social Bond Principles Sustainability Bond Guidelines

Aiming to enable and develop the key role debt markets can play in funding projects that contribute to environmental sustainability and positive social outcomes.
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ICMA GMRA Legal opinions

The 2018 GMRA legal opinions cover both the enforceability of the netting provisions of the GMRA as well as the validity of the GMRA as a whole. The legal opinions, presenting major cost savings for member firms active in the repo market, currently cover 68 jurisdictions and are updated annually.
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FinTech & market electronification

Technology is reshaping the way financial markets operate. Learn more about ICMA’s engagement and resources across primary, secondary, and repo and collateral markets.
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Online Learning

ICMA Executive Education offers candidates the opportunity to study several of our qualifications online through our bespoke training platform.
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ICMA Women's Network

A geographically broad women's network grounded firmly within the existing ICMA structure, which fosters the pipeline into management by focusing on career strategy and provides an impartial and open forum to discuss issues relevant to professional women.

News in brief

10 December 2018 IFL Essay Competition winner 2018...
7 December 2018 Joint associations letter to Vice-President Dombrovskis on Temporary Equivalence and Recognition in relation to UK CCPs...
6 December 2018 New report from ICMA shows European bond markets still waiting to experience the benefits of MiFID II implementation...
5 December 2018 Adopting International Practices of Bond Trustee Arrangements in China - An ICMA and NAFMII publication...
4 December 2018 ICMA publishes Brexit FAQs...
30 November 2018 ICMA AMIC publishes its latest AMIC Review publication ...
23 November 2018 ICMA AMIC survey on FICC research unbundling...
21 November 2018 New ICMA members in November 2018...
16 November 2018 ICMA Legal and Documentation Committee responds to ARRC consultation regarding more robust LIBOR fallback contract language for new issuances of USD-LIBOR floating rate notes...
18 October 2018 Participate in the ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council's 36th European repo market survey...
17 October 2018 European repo market continues to grow with latest ICMA survey indicating baseline market size at record EUR 7,351 billion...
16 October 2018 Save the date! 2019 Green and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting and Conference...
11 October 2018 ICMA Quarterly Report Fourth Quarter 2018 now available...
3 October 2018 ICMA publishes discussion paper on CSDR mandatory buy-ins and securities financing transactions...
1 October 2018 New ICMA members in October 2018...
26 September 2018 Amendments to the ICMA Primary Market Handbook published...
7 September 2018 ICMA publishes paper on Regulatory approaches to FinTech and innovation in capital markets...
30 August 2018 ICMA publishes report on the Asia-Pacific cross-border corporate bond secondary market...
21 August 2018 New ICMA members in August 2018...
2 August 2018 ICMA publishes position paper on MiFID II Trading suspensions from the perspective of fixed income instruments...
23 July 2018 Publication of paper relating to new issuance of Sterling bonds referencing Libor by the Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates...
19 July 2018 ICMA publishes information brochure on CSD Regulation mandatory buy-ins...
19 July 2018 Quarterly newsletter from the Green & Social Bond Principles - July 2018 now available...
18 July 2018 Publication of Consultation on Term SONIA Reference Rates by the Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates...
28 June 2018 Video of international benchmark reform panel at ICMA's 50th AGM & Conference in Madrid, May 31, 2018...
26 June 2018 ICMA publishes new discussion paper on the CSD regulation: ‘How to survive in a mandatory buy-in world’...
25 June 2018 ISDA, AFME, ICMA, SIFMA and SIFMA AMG Publish Global Benchmark Report...
22 June 2018 An open letter to senior political leaders on 'Brexit: Cliff-edge risks in international capital markets' ...
19 June 2018 New ICMA members in June 2018...
14 June 2018 Asset purchases to end in December 2018...
14 June 2018 Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles 2018 editions now released along with best practice guidelines for external reviewers, a mapping to the Sustainable Development Goals and a framework for social bonds impact reporting...
14 June 2018 ICMA and HKMA co-host the 2018 Green and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting and Conference in Hong Kong...
6 June 2018 ICMA co-signs industry letter to European Commission on supporting securitisation...
31 May 2018 ICMA members elect new board at Madrid meeting and new ICMA Board Chair appointed...
29 May 2018 ICMA publishes briefing note on the RTS for CSDR-SD related to the mandatory buy-in regime...
25 May 2018 European Commission publishes regulatory technical standards (RTS) for CSDR Settlement Discipline...
24 May 2018 ICMA welcomes European Commission’s proposals for implementing its Action Plan on Sustainable Finance...
21 May 2018 ICMA Overview of the ESMA Liquidity Assessment for Bonds (May-Aug 2018), including the list of liquid bonds...
16 May 2018 ICMA AMIC publishes position on ESRB review...
20 April 2018 ICMA CBIC issues position paper on EU covered bond legislation...
12 April 2018 ICMA ERCC responds to Commission consultation on the finalisation of Basel III...
11 April 2018 ICMA publishes 2018 legal opinions on global master repo agreement ...
10 April 2018 ICMA AMIC publishes statement on fund delegation...
10 April 2018 ISDA, EBF, ICMA and ISLA Publish Whitepaper on Benefits of Post-Trade Risk Reduction Services...
20 March 2018 ICMA’s ERCC has recently decided to discontinue coverage of the GMRA 1995 in the ICMA GMRA legal opinions from 2019 onwards...
14 March 2018 Latest ICMA survey sets baseline size of the European repo market at record EUR 7,250 billion - Repo market shows signs of adapting to new regulatory environment...
8 March 2018 Press release on the Action Plan on sustainable finance of the European Commission...
28 February 2018 ICMA AMIC responds to FRC consultation on corporate governance and stewardship...
22 February 2018 ICMA responds to the European Commission’s 'Public consultation on building a proportionate regulatory environment to support SME listing'...
15 February 2018 ICMA publishes study into the European single name credit default swap market...
12 February 2018 Results of the 2018 ICMA European Repo and Collateral Committee elections...
6 February 2018 Registration opens for the 50th ICMA Annual General Meeting and Conference, May 30 - June 1, 2018 - Madrid ...
6 February 2018 New ICMA members in February 2018...
1 February 2018 ISDA, AFME, ICMA, SIFMA and SIFMA AMG Launch Benchmark Transition Roadmap...
31 January 2018 EU’s High Level Expert Group report on sustainable finance published...
26 January 2018 ICMA launches Introduction to Green Bonds Workshop, London, 5-6 March...
23 January 2018 ICMA AMIC responds to publication of the ESAs Review...
16 January 2018 HKMA and ICMA to co-host the Green and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting and Conference in Hong Kong in June...
15 January 2018 ICMA publishes report on state of the European repo market at year-end 2017...
12 January 2018 Michael Sansen of ING appointed as the new Chairman of the ICMA Future Leaders Committee...
18 December 2017 Updated version of the ICMA ERCC Guide to Best Practice in the European Repo Market now available...
12 December 2017 New ICMA members in December 2017...
7 December 2017 Joint-industry group publishes directory of global and regional green finance policy initiatives...
22 November 2017 ICMA publishes new FinTech mapping directory for repo and cash bond operations...
ICMA NEWS ARCHIVE...

Key Issues

Brexit: Implications for ICMA members
Brexit negotiations and the implications for international capital markets and ...
Brexit: Cliff-edge risks in international capital markets
ICMA’s open letter to senior political leaders in the EU27 and UK and the response ...
Benchmark reform and transition to risk-free rates
ICMA has been engaging with regulators and members on the global issue of benchmark reform  ...
Mandatory buy-ins under CSDR
Inclusion of mandatory buy-in regime in CSDR has been highly contentious. ...
EU SFT Regulation
SFTR is set to introduce an extensive reporting regime for repo and other securities financing  ...

ICMA AGM 2019

COURSES
Securities Operations Foundation Qualification (SOFQ)
Brussels, 6-8 March 2019
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ICMA Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
Brussels, 11-15 March 2019
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Collateral Management
London, 1-2 April 2019
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Securitisation – An Introduction
London, 8-9 April 2019
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ICMA Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
Amsterdam, 8-12 April 2019
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ICMA Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
London, 20-24 May 2019
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Fixed Income Portfolio Management
London, 23-24 May 2019
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Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)
London, 12-14 June 2019
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Securities Lending & Borrowing - Operational Challenges
London, 17-18 June 2019
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OTC Derivative Operations: Products, Collateral, EMIR
London, 27-28 June 2019
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Introduction to Fixed Income Qualification (IFIQ)
London, 2-4 October 2019
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Collateral Management
London, 7-8 October 2019
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Introduction to Primary Markets Qualification (IPMQ)
London, 9-11 October 2019
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Securitisation – An Introduction
London, 14-15 October 2019
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ICMA Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
Amsterdam, 21-25 October 2019
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Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)
London, 6-8 November 2019
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ICMA Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
London, 11-15 November 2019
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Securities Operations Foundation Qualification (SOFQ)
Brussels, 13-15 November 2019
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ICMA Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
Brussels, 18-22 November 2019
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Securities Lending & Borrowing - Operational Challenges
London, 18-19 November 2019
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Fixed Income Portfolio Management
London, 21-22 November 2019
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OTC Derivative Operations: Products, Collateral, EMIR
London, 2-3 December 2019
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Compliance in Fixed Income
London, 4 December 2019
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EVENTS
ICMA Women’s Network: Building a career path with leadership and confidence
Copenhagen, 16 January 2019
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ICMA Switzerland and Liechtenstein Region’s Winter Event 2019
Zermatt, 25-27 January 2019
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ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council Annual General Meeting
Luxembourg, 31 January 2019
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ACI and ICMA 2019 Economic Panel and New Year’s Event
Brussels, 31 January 2019
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ICMA Women’s Network Event: Quand les femmes investissent la haute fonction publique
Paris, 4 February 2019
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ICMA & NCMF Joint Annual Conference: Sustainability, IBOR transition, Brexit – key issues for the EU capital market
Helsinki, 6 February 2019
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ICMA Intensive One-Day Workshop: Repo & the European Repo Market
London, 7 February 2019
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ICMA Training Course: Introduction to Green Bonds
London, 11-12 February 2019
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Euromoney Morocco Conference 2019
Morocco, 19 February 2019
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ICMA Women’s Network: Starting out: Developing your career with confidence and leadership
Brussels, 27 February 2019
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Japan Securities Summit
London, 4 March 2019
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ICMA Workshop: Bond syndication practices for compliance and middle office professionals
London, 12 March 2019
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The transition from IBORs to alternative benchmarks and developments in FinTech - implications for primary bond markets
Manama, Bahrain, 13 March 2019
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ICMA Workshop: European Regulation: An Introduction for Capital Market Practitioners
London, 14 March 2019
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ICMA Secondary Market Forum
Paris, 20 March 2019
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ICMA Annual General Meeting and Conference 2019
Stockholm , 15-17 May 2019
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2019 Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting and Conference
Frankfurt, 13 June 2019
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ICMA Workshop: Professional Repo and Collateral Management
Germany, 11-12 September 2019
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