Sustainable bonds aligned with GBP, SBP, SBG and SLBP in 2023ICMA serves as Secretariat to the Green Bond Principles (GBP), the Social Bond Principles (SBP), the Sustainability Bond Guidelines (SBG) and the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles (SLBP) - collectively known as "the Principles", providing support while advising on governance and other issues.

The total sustainable bond issuance globally in 2023 was USD 863 bn, 97% of which was aligned with the Principles (ICMA analysis based on LGX DataHub and Bloomberg).

The Principles are backed by a global market initiative bringing together all market participants and stakeholders from the private and official sectors.

ICMA also leads numerous other initiatives in sustainable finance. ICMA is at the forefront of the financial industry’s contribution to the development of sustainable finance and in the dialogue with the regulatory and policy community.

The main areas of the Sustainable Finance website section are:

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