I. Guidelines for Green, Social, Sustainability and Sustainability-Linked Bonds’ Impact Reporting Databases

The guidelines for impact reporting database providers aim to increase transparency and promote best practice, with the goal of improving the flow and quality of data for the benefit of green, social, sustainability or sustainability-linked bond investors, issuers, database providers and other relevant stakeholders. They provide voluntary guidance relating to several topics relevant to database providers, including ethical standards, governance and data security, referencing impact calculation methodology, presentation of data, etc.

The Database providers listed below have contributed to the Guidelines*:


II. Overview of the Impact Reporting Database Service Mapping

The purpose of the mapping of Database providers is to provide market participants with clear information on the range of services offered as well as the context and content of the service provided. The Overview is supplied by the templates that Database providers have provided (see below).

This Excel spreadsheet is divided into 3 tabs: (1) General presentation – (2) Data availability – (3) Technology.

To have access to an individual template, you can click on the name of the related provider (on the 1st tab of the Overview).

Download Overview of the Impact Reporting Database Service Mapping


The Overview currently provides information on the following database providers*:


Scope:

  • The purpose of the mapping of Database providers is to provide market participants with clear information on the range of services offered as well as the context and content of the service provided.
  • Core services mapped include sustainable debt-security tracking platforms and ESG data providers which cover all sustainable debt products.
  • All providers responded in their own words. ICMA did not modify any wording provided by the providers participating in this directory.
  • ICMA does not endorse any particular solution or provider. The mapping directory is for reference only and will be updated as and when necessary.
  • The providers will be responsible for sending updates to ICMA.

*Please note that ICMA has not investigated or confirmed compliance by the Database providers with the Guidelines, nor does it recommend, endorse or make any representations regarding the Database providers listed above.


III. Template for Database providers

The Impact Reporting Database Service Mapping Template is an excel form where Database providers are invited to voluntarily provide information about the different services they provide. You can download the spreadsheet here.

The accompanying User Guide clarifies how each element of the template should be filled out by the Database providers and interpreted by the market participants.

Questions related to the template may be addressed to the Secretariat for the GBP/SBP at greenbonds@icmagroup.org.

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