Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds: A High-Level Mapping to the Sustainable Development Goals

This High-Level Mapping to the Sustainable Development Goals aims to provide a broad frame of reference by which issuers, investors and bond market participants can evaluate the financing objectives of a given Green, Social or Sustainability Bond Programme against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 2020 edition has been slightly updated to include guidance that, where possible, issuers reference their methodology for alignment with the SDGs, where applicable incorporate this in their external review process, and text to encourage reporting on SDG-related indicators and any potential contradictory negative. The annex references relevant SDGs for alleviation of COVID-19.

This mapping is also available in Excel format that you can download here.

Translations of the mapping are available here.




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GISD - Call to Action for COVID-19 Bond Issuance (September 2020)

In a joint call to action, leaders of prominent businesses and financial institutions encourage companies and governments to issue innovative social bonds to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds raised through these bonds would be used for the immediate response to COVID-19 and to support a sustainable recovery. The Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance (GISD) statement defines the direct and indirect challenges presented by the pandemic and outlines the expectations for a COVID-19 bond issuance,  in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The GISD is an alliance of 30 business leaders convened by the United Nations Secretary-General to provide decisive leadership in mobilizing resources for sustainable development.




Translations of the Mapping to the Sustainable Development Goals


Please note that the following translations are related to both the 2018 and the 2019 editions. They will be updated with the 2020 changes progressively, therefore the edition that each translation currently refers to is indicated below.


Danish
dansk
2018 edition

Dutch (Netherlands)
Nederlands
2018 edition

Finnish
suomi
2018 edition

French
français
2018 edition

Japanese
日本語
2018 edition
Chinese | 中文
Norwegian
norsk
2018 edition

Swedish
svenska
2018 edition







             
             

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