2017 ICMA Green Bond Principles

Thursday, June 22, 2017

GRESB welcomes the latest evolution to the Green Bond Principles by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) including the release of the Social Bond Principles and the new Sustainability Bond Guidelines

Amsterdam June 21, 2017 – GRESB, the global ESG benchmark for real assets, endorses the latest advance of the guidance for green, social and sustainability bonds recently released by the ICMA Executive Committee of the Green Bond Principles. Find the brochure here.

One of the highlights in the latest evolution of the Green Bond Principles is the addition of green buildings as a specific category of eligibility. This inclusion will increase capital allocation through the green bond market towards projects in the building sector that deliver positive environmental impacts.

GRESB developed the GRESB Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector to support green bond market growth. The Guidelines provide clear sector-specific guidance on how to identify eligible green building projects, implement and manage investment proceeds, and communicate green bond outcomes to stakeholders.

GRESB is committed to supporting ICMA and the evolving green bond market by actively participating in ICMA working groups, updating the GRESB Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector and engaging with property companies and other stakeholders.

For further details, please contact:

Martins Zurko
GRESB Associate, Real Estate Debt
+31 20 7740220
m.zurko@gresb.com

Thursday, June 22, 2017