Sustainability bonds are bonds where the proceeds will be exclusively applied to finance or re-finance a combination of both green and social projects. The Sustainability Bond Guidelines (SBG), updated as of June 2021, confirm the relevance of the Principles in this context and facilitate the application of their guidance on transparency and disclosure to the sustainability bond market. The common four core components of the Principles and their recommendations on the use of external reviews and impact reporting therefore also apply to sustainability bonds.

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 Sustainability Bond Guidelines (SBG) 2021







Translations of the Sustainability Bond Guidelines


Please note that the following translations are related to both the 2017 and the 2018 SBG editions, therefore the edition that each translation currently refers to is indicated below. They will be updated with the 2021 changes progressively.


Bahasa Malay
Bahasa Melayu Baku
2018 edition

Bulgarian
български
2017 edition

Chinese
中文
2021 edition

Danish
dansk
2018 edition

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
2017 edition

Italian
italiano
2018 edition

Japanese
日本語
2018 edition

Norwegian
norsk
2018 edition

Polish
polski
2018 edition

Portuguese (Brazil)
português (Brasil)
2018 edition

Romanian
limba română
2017 edition

Russian
Русский язык
2017 edition

Spanish
español
2018 edition

Swedish
svenska
2018 edition

Turkish
Türkçe
2018 edition

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