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ICMA’s Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles Helpdesk offers members informal guidance on questions related to green, social and sustainability bonds specifically relating to the interpretation and application of the Principles themselves (and the Sustainability Bond Guidelines).

We can also help with queries on the other documentation and services that are publicly available on this website including the Green, Social and Sustainability bonds database of issuers who have publicly disclosed their external review reports and mapping to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

A list of helpful Questions and Answers relating to the GBP, SBP and SBG is available from the website where we also have a list of FAQs about green bonds more generally, including other standards and initiatives.

The Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles 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 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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