Guidance Handbook and Q&A


Guidance Handbook

Since the original publication of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) in 2014, and the subsequent releases of the Social Bond Principles (SBP) and Sustainability Bond Guidelines (SBG), market participants have sought additional information on how to interpret this guidance especially for its practical application for transactions, as well as in the context of market developments and complementary initiatives.

The Executive Committee with the support of the Secretariat has published in June 2019 an up-to-date edited compendium of the former Q&A in a “Guidance Handbook” organised thematically with a table of content covering 5 sections:
  • Fundamentals,
  • Governance & Membership,
  • Core Components of the GBP/SBP,
  • Market and Technical Issues, and
  • Other Market and Official Sector Initiatives.

This handbook will be updated from time to time. The latest version published in March 2020 has modified Q 3-1-3.