Green Bonds: A Guide To Funding Development Projects
July 1, 2019
A Pangea SI Expert
What This Guide Covers:
How would you go about structuring a Green Bond for a developer with existing operating assets as well as development projects / projects in construction?
What are the funding capacities for these green bonds?
What are the main barriers to entry?
Local or Overseas?
Last revised: March 20, 2020
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Structuring a Green Bond for a developer with existing operating assets as well as development projects / projects in construction
The term “green bond” refers to debt securities whose proceeds are used to finance investment projects with an environmental benefit.
As defined in the EU Taxonomy, COM 353 (2018)
The Green Bond Framework is a comprehensive document for investors and other market participants that describes the following points:
Source: Report on EU Green Bond Standard, EU TEG (June, 2019)
Funding capacities of Green Bonds
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This guide was provided by a sustainable finance Expert with nearly 20 years of consulting experience.