The GRESB Green Bond Guidelines provide primary lenders and listed property companies with a sector-relevant framework for offering a green property bond to capital market investors. The guidelines include suggestions for product design, framework building, key KPIs and ongoing reporting.
To date, most green property bonds have been issued by public corporates and bank holding companies as general obligation bonds, and therefore are considered corporate, self-labeled green bonds.
Green Bond Working Group
The Green Bond Working Group brings together property companies, underwriters and fixed income investors to share information, evolve best practices and drive greater adoption of green property bonds.
This global group meets quarterly to:
- Connect market participants through a working group registry;
- Catalyze green property bond transactions globally; and
- Provide input for the continued evolution of the GRESB Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector.
GRESB invites market experts as working group contributors and provides necessary advance research. Participation is open to GRESB Members and to institutional investors invested in green bonds, those implementing a green bond mandate or those making a near-term capital allocation to green bond investments.
Would you like to get involved? Contact us to join the Green Bond Working Group.