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The European Commission is set to issue green bond standards in 2019. Should you wait to see the details?

06/04/2018

The market for green bonds is maturing fast, driven by initiatives in Europe and Asia.

In March, the European Commission updated its timeline for a new sustainable finance framework and green bond standards in 2019. But it won’t provide a detailed green taxonomy until 2019.

So should you wait until then to develop your own green debt issuance strategy?

We don’t think so. Internationally-agreed standards for sustainable bonds are already well developed and accepted (such as ICMA’s Green and Social Bonds Principles), and investor demand for sustainable debt solutions is rapidly building momentum across the world.

In Asia, a set of ASEAN green bond standards has already been endorsed by regulators and one measure cited by the World Bank puts potential demand for green investment in the region by 2030 as high as $3 trn.

Don’t wait. If you are considering sustainable debt issuance, let us help you go green!

Effective green bond issuance needs technical knowledge, bespoke analysis of regulatory issues and practical distribution solutions. Societe Generale is a top-ranked underwriter for green bond issuance in Europe and Asia, and a global leader in sustainable finance. Let us help you to go green.

 Excellence in Debt Advisory & Market Expertise Worldwide

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06/04/2018

The market for green bonds is maturing fast, driven by initiatives in Europe and Asia.

In March, the European Commission updated its timeline for a new sustainable finance framework and green bond standards in 2019. But it won’t provide a detailed green taxonomy until 2019.

So should you wait until then to develop your own green debt issuance strategy?

We don’t think so. Internationally-agreed standards for sustainable bonds are already well developed and accepted (such as ICMA’s Green and Social Bonds Principles), and investor demand for sustainable debt solutions is rapidly building momentum across the world.

In Asia, a set of ASEAN green bond standards has already been endorsed by regulators and one measure cited by the World Bank puts potential demand for green investment in the region by 2030 as high as $3 trn.

Don’t wait. If you are considering sustainable debt issuance, let us help you go green!

Effective green bond issuance needs technical knowledge, bespoke analysis of regulatory issues and practical distribution solutions. Societe Generale is a top-ranked underwriter for green bond issuance in Europe and Asia, and a global leader in sustainable finance. Let us help you to go green.

 Excellence in Debt Advisory & Market Expertise Worldwide

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Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

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Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

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Stephane Marciel

Head of Sustainable Bonds, Debt Capital Markets

Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking

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