Green, Social and Sustainability bonds
The Green Bond Principles

The Executive Committee of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) and the Social Bond Principles (SBP), which brings together a representative group of issuers, investors and intermediaries in the Green Bond market, wit
h the support of the International Capital Market Association, has published the 2017 edition of the GBP and the newly released SBP. These releases follow a wide consultation of the members and observers of the GBP - a community of more than 200 institutions representing both participants and stakeholders in the Green Bond market.

The GBP 2017 provides a recommended template to inform the market on GBP alignment. It also recommends the public disclosure of external reviews, either in summary format through a recommended template and/or in its entirety. This information can be found in the Resource Centre.

The governance framework, sets out the membership eligibility, which requires organizations to have issued, underwritten, or invested in Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds, and admits others in the field of green and social finance as observers. It also establishes the Executive Committee.

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) serves as Secretariat, assuming administrative duties, and providing guidance for the governance of the Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles. The Secretariat’s duties include facilitating information exchange with issuers, investors, underwriters, and other stakeholders, as well as gathering input for the annual update of the Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles.

For information on how to participate in the Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles, please contact ICMA at

As the principles are designed to be industry wide, Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds issuers and investors as well as banks are invited to participate. Download the application.