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Green Bond

From the Collaborative Bond and Money Market Data Portal.  

In the Collaborative Bond and Money Market Data Model, the Green Bond classification appears as a Boolean value (yes or no) within the universe of Bond and Money Market Instruments.

Definition: Under the Green Bond banner CMDportal includes MTNs, notes and bonds that satisfy green, sustainable and social impact investment guidelines.

In a general sense, green bonds finance projects aimed at energy efficiency, pollution prevention, sustainable agriculture, fishery and forestry, the protection of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, clean transportation, sustainable water management, and the cultivation of environmentally friendly technologies. They are part of a universe of investment products that adhere to Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) principles.

A growing number of standards and legal frameworks are emerging for SRI. The Green and Social Bond Principles of the IMCA are an example but there are many more. SRI investment products cater towards investors that have these principles as stated objective or seek to comply with a law inspired by them.

As of June 2017, The ICMA has published the updated version of the Green Bond Principles (GBP). The GBP acknowledges the application of the “use of proceeds” bond concept to themes beyond the environment, such as bonds financing projects with social objectives. Social Bond Principles provide transparency and disclosure to this market segment. Social Bond Principles (SBP)

Based on available data, on the 1st of September 2019 the total amount of outstanding green bonds reached USD 523.2bn.

For information on the current size of the Green Bond Market, please use CMDportal's data sheet tool. Select the Green Bond tick box.

For information on issues in Green Bond market, please use CMDportal's Instrument search tool. Select the Green Bond tick box in Advanced Search.

For information on the composition of the Green Bond Market, please CMDportal's issuer search tool.

For information on active dealers in the Green Bond Market, please use CMDportal's dealer search tool.