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July 2, 2024

The Principles announce guidance for green enabling projects and guidelines for Sustainability-Linked Loan financing Bonds (SLLB)

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has released additional guidance and accompanying documents on the sustainability-linked bonds.

It has updated its illustrative registry of KPIs for sovereign SLBs. NatureFinance participated as active contributor in the working group expanding the list of KPIs on biodiversity, oceans and water, climate change adaptation and mitigation, waste, and social issues.

ICMA has also published an updated version of the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles (SLBP) which includes a new disclosure data checklist intended to strengthen disclosures for the performance-based instrument, and a whitepaper on SLB best practices.

Additionally, in cooperation with LMA, it released sustainability-linked loan bond guidance for the issuance of bonds dedicated to financing sustainability-linked loans (SLLs) in order to develop a new sustainable finance product.

"The expanded KPI registry will facilitate interested governments’ efforts to integrate additional sustainability policies and international commitments into their sustainability-linked bonds’ frameworks. It will also increase the acceptance of the specific sustainability topics and related KPIs by the investor community and second-opinion providers," says Gregor Pipan, Program Manager, SSDH and Sovereign Finance (NatureFinance).

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