Free guidance for members of the International Capital Market Association and for the Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles members and observers.

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The ICMA Sustainable Bonds Helpdesk offers members informal guidance on questions related to green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds specifically relating to the interpretation and application of the Principles (including the GBP, the SBP, the SBG and the SLBP) and the Climate Transition Finance Handbook (CTFH), as well as information on the associated Governance and Membership. The Helpdesk can also help with queries on the other documentation and services that are publicly available on including the sustainable bonds database of issuers who have publicly disclosed their external review reports, the Guidelines for External Reviewers and the Impact Reporting Handbook, among others.

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A Guidance Handbook for the GBP, SBP and SBG as well as dedicated Q&As for the SLBP and CTFH are available to further guide market participants.

The ICMA Sustainable Bonds Helpdesk provides informal guidance which should not be relied upon as legal, financial or other professional advice. Legal or other professional advisers should be consulted for definitive guidance. The helpdesk does not provide advice on individual deals.

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.

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