New ICMA Training Course: Introduction to Green Bonds

Green bonds are a means of raising finance for projects with environmental benefits. In 2017 over 200 issuers, among them sovereigns, munis, corporates, development banks and other financial institutions, raised more than $150 billion through green bonds.

Green bonds aligned with ICMA’s Green Bond Principles (GBP), have become a model for sound, scalable and widely supported practice in sustainable finance. These voluntary guidelines underpin the market by making recommendations for transparency and disclosure to issuers, helping investors to make informed decisions about the bonds' environmental features.

The GBP are supported by a global community of over 250 institutions and are used as a reference for best practice in developed and emerging markets.