Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles open way to deals

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By Jon Hay
09 Jun 2020

The Green Bond Principles organisation has released a set of principles for sustainability-linked bonds, the product invented and so far only used by Enel, in anticipation of an expected growing market. It has also revised the Social Bond Principles, taking account of lessons learned during the coronavirus crisis. But on transition bonds it has merely produced an unpublished update.

The publication means the green bond establishment has conferred its official blessing on sustainability-linked bonds, though treating them as a separate product from green, social and sustainability bonds. 

It has also granted the new instrument high status, since it took several years for social bonds to acquire their own ...

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