Green Bond Principles
Green Project Mapping
Green bonds enable capital-raising and investment for new and existing projects with environmental benefits. The Green Bond Principles (GBP) seek to support issuers in financing environmentally sound and sustainable projects that foster a net-zero emissions economy and protect the environment. GBP-aligned issuance should provide transparent green credentials alongside an investment opportunity. By recommending that issuers report on the use of Green Bond proceeds, the GBP promote a step change in transparency that facilitates the tracking of funds to environmental projects, while simultaneously aiming to improve insight into their estimated impact. The GBP, updated as of June 2021, are voluntary process guidelines that recommend transparency and disclosure and promote integrity in the development of the Green Bond market by clarifying the approach for issuance of a Green Bond. The GBP recommend a clear process and disclosure for issuers, which investors, banks, underwriters, arrangers, placement agents and others may use to understand the characteristics of any given Green Bond. The GBP emphasise the required transparency, accuracy and integrity of the information that will be disclosed and reported by issuers to stakeholders through core components and key recommendations.

For 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, see the Guidance Handbook.

The Green Bond Principles (GBP) 2021

Translations of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) are available below.



 Translations of the Green Bond Principles


Please note that the following translations are related to the 2017, 2018 and 2021 GBP editions, therefore the edition that each translation currently refers to is indicated below. Earlier translations will be updated with the 2021 changes progressively in due course.


Arabic
اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ
2018 edition

Bahasa Malay
Bahasa Melayu Baku
2018 edition

Bulgarian
български
2017 edition
Chinese | 中文
Chinese
中文
2021 edition

Danish
dansk
2018 edition
Chinese | 中文
Dutch (Netherlands)
Nederlands
2018 edition

Finnish
suomi
2018 edition

French
français
2018 edition

Georgian
ქართული
2018 edition

German
Deutsch
2018 edition

Hausa (Nigeria)
ḥawsa
2018 edition

Hindi (India)
हिन्दी
2018 edition

Italian
italiano
2018 edition
Chinese | 中文
Japanese
日本語
2018 edition

Korean
한국어
2021 edition

Chinese | 中文
Norwegian
norsk
2018 edition

Polish
polski
2018 edition

Portuguese (Brazil)
português (Brasil)
2017 edition

Romanian
limba română
2017 edition

Russian
Русский язык
2018 edition

Spanish
español
2018 edition

Swedish
svenska
2018 edition

Thai
ภาษาไทย
2018 edition


Turkish
Türkçe
2018 edition

Vietnamese
Tiếng Việt
2018 edition

     

The Green Project Mapping aims to provide a broad frame of reference by which issuers, investors, underwriters and other bond market participants can relate and evaluate the benefits and contribution of the GBP’s Green Project categories to its own stated five environmental objectives. It also provides a basis for comparison to other green taxonomies and classification systems currently used in the market.




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