Sustainable Banking Network – Working Groups

SBN convenes a wealth of expertise through member institutions that have developed national approaches to sustainable finance and are committed to sharing their insights and lessons with peers. One of the most valuable ways this is achieved is through member-led working groups established in response to priority issues identified by members and with the aim of developing practical technical resources to support them.


Measurement Working Group

A Measurement Working Group was established in 2016 to conduct research and develop a commonly agreed framework for benchmarking member experiences in adopting national sustainable finance frameworks. The Working Group is co-chaired by the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) and Indonesia Financial Sector Authority (OJK). Working Group members represent 12 countries from emerging markets, and include the Latin American Banking Association. The first Global Report on Progress was published in February 2018. It draws on 15 country profiles designed to assist SBN members to learn from peers and identify opportunities to strengthen progress in local sustainable finance adoption.

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Green Bond Working Group

A Green Bond Working Group was launched in December 2017 to support members in their efforts to develop green bond markets and facilitate increased flow of international and domestic investment to achieve national sustainable development goals. Working Group members represent 16 countries from emerging markets, and include the Latin American Banking Association. Some participant countries are advanced in green bond issuance, others have recently introduced green bond guidance, and some are only starting the journey to develop local initiatives. The Working Group will carry out research, share knowledge, and develop tools during the course of 2018.

Green Bond Guidance | Green Bond Working Group Terms of Reference