Products and Standards:
The Case of Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds

This course will focus on the products currently available on the Sustainable Finance market with a specific focus on Green, Social and Sustainability (GSS) Bonds as flagship products. Participants will also explore the main standards and study detailed and concrete examples of their application. 


What you will learn
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the different Sustainable Finance products available on the market with special emphasis on Green Bonds

  • Study the normal bond issuance process and other important detailed processes which issuers need to adhere to in order to issue a Green Bond

  • Receive introduction to the standards governing the Green Bond market especially the ICMA - Green Bond Principles (GBP)

Module 1 – Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Market

This module will explain what GSS Bonds are and what the main differentiators between each category of bond are. Participants will receive insights on the latest state of the GSS market and study concrete examples of GSS Bonds and the projects that they finance.

Module 2 – Market Standards

This module will outline the current market standards available and the factors differentiating them. It will introduce the different opportunities and constraints between different approaches. Finally, participants will receive a detailed explanation of the requirements set out in the world's most applied and accepted guidelines, ICMA’s Green Bond Principles.

Module 3 – Case studies

During this module, participants will be presented with concrete examples on GSS Bonds issued on the market. This module will also give a detailed explanation of the additional steps that need to be taken (in addition to traditional ones) in order to issue a Green Bond.

Upcoming courses
Webinars: 3 days - 2h session each day: from 9h to 11h
Next sessions: 9, 11 & 12 February
600 € (excl tax) per participant for 6 hours

The potential candidate should have a general knowledge of the concept of Sustainable Finance, its development and its requirements. A basic knowledge on different financial instruments and various relevant international standards would be a plus. We highly recommend that participants complete the "Fundamentals of Sustainable Finance" course beforehand.

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