Green, Social and Sustainability bonds
The transition to a sustainable global economy requires scaling up the financing of investments that provide environmental and social benefits. The bond markets through Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds can play an essential role in attracting private capital to finance these global needs.

Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds are any type of bond instrument where the proceeds will be exclusively applied to eligible environmental and/or social projects. They are regulated instruments subject to the same capital market and financial regulation as other listed fixed income securities.

The Green Bond Principles (GBP) and Social Bond Principles (SBP), as well as the Sustainability Bond Guidelines (SBG), referred to as the “Principles” have become the leading framework globally for issuance of green, social and sustainability bonds.

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) serves as Secretariat, assuming administrative duties, and providing guidance for the governance of the Principles. As the principles are designed to be industry wide, bond issuers and investors as well as banks are invited to participate. For more information, please contact ICMA at

See our RESOURCE CENTRE for an easy-access overview of documentation from the GBP SBP secretariat and other important documentation for the green, social and sustainability sectors as well as research and learning resources.