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Steps to issue a Green Bond

Posted on February 6, 2019

Morningstar Sustainalytics
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Steps to issue green bond

Green bond steps



Create a document that details the type of projects to be financed, use of proceeds, management of proceeds and commitment to reporting. This is called a Green Bond Framework.



Get the document verified by experts. This is called External verification or a Second-Party Opinion. Sustainalytics is proud to have more than 230+ verifications in its portfolio.


Like Any Other Bond

The usual steps apply here, as for any other conventional bond. Structure the bond working with an investment bank, or an advisor. Get the credit Rating.


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