Green Bond Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Issuing a Green Bond

March 29, 2022

The Green Bond Handbook has been developed at the initiative of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Green Bond Technical Assistance Program (GB-TAP) which aims to stimulate the supply of green bonds in emerging markets by creating and disseminating best practice and knowledge as global public goods.

The Green Bond Handbook is a step-by-step guide on how to prepare and execute a successful Green Bond issue for Financial Institutions. Since the market is already well-served by pertinent and timely research, this living document is intended to be a practical guide for potential issuers. The Green Bond Handbook is designed as a tool through which to disseminate Best Practices along the green bond process, including but not limited to, the quality of reporting. The Handbook has been compiled by market practitioners with deep practical experience of working with issuers and investors and will be updated periodically to reflect innovation in practice in the Green Bond market. This Handbook focuses on structuring a Green Bond which is compliant with the ICMA Green Bond Principles, which are adopted by 95% of issuers.