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Sustainability - sustainable bonds - International Capital Market Association (ICMA).
ICMA defines and explains sustainability-linked bonds as:
- ".. any type of bond instrument for which the financial and/or structural characteristics can vary depending on whether the issuer achieves predefined Sustainability / ESG objectives.
- In that sense, issuers are thereby committing explicitly (including in the bond documentation) to future improvements in sustainability outcome(s) within a predefined timeline.
- SLBs are a forward-looking performance based instrument.
- "Those objectives are (i) measured through predefined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and (ii) assessed against predefined Sustainability Performance Targets (SPTs).
- "The proceeds of SLBs are intended to be used for general purposes, hence the use of proceeds is not a determinant in its categorisation. Regardless, in select cases, issuers may choose to combine the GBP/SBP approach with the SLBP.
- Thus, please note that SLB are not to be confused with Sustainability Bonds (i.e. Use-of-Proceeds bonds)."
- International Capital Market Association - Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles (SLBP)
- Corporate social responsibility
- Green Bond Principles (GBP)
- Green bond
- International Capital Market Association
- Key performance indicator
- Loan Market Association
- Social bond
- Social impact bond
- Sustainability bond
- Sustainability Bond Guidelines (SBP)
- Sustainability Linked Loan Principles
- Sustainability performance target
- Use of proceeds bond