Creating Green Bond Markets

IFC Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds Training

This highly practical training is designed specifically for emerging market banks interested in issuing GSS bonds.

The training seeks to strengthen the bank staff's foundational skills in green and sustainable finance.

Topics covered also include the investor perspective, practicalities of GSS bond issuance, reporting to investors, and the use of second opinions, among others.

Self-pace online training on Green Bond Issuance for Financial Institutions

To help financial institutions on their green journey, the IFC Green Bond Technical Assistance Program (GB-TAP) from the World Bank has developed this unique self-paced online training to take you though the journey of issuing a green bond. These elearning videos provide knowledge and learning on how financial institutions can structure a green bond and go to market. The online training covers the Green Bond Principles and also includes testimonials of real stakeholders involved in the green bond market ecosystem as well as a case study.

The 2 hour online training is easy to follow and with a short quiz to help the learning process. Participants who complete the training and quizzes will receive a certificate of completion. The training is free of charge and it is hosted on the World Bank Open Learning Campus which is open to everyone, you just need to register by setting up an account. You can get to the online training through this link.

Executive Training Program

Training Program to enhance both the volume and the quality of green bonds

IFC recognized that a significant impediment to increasing the supply of green bonds in emerging markets is a knowledge gap among issuers about specific requirements on green bond issuance. To address this knowledge gap, the GB-TAP developed Training Programs, together with the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) and the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). These programs are offered in two formats to selected banks in emerging markets.

Reports by Other Organizations

The Race for Green Capital in Emerging Markets

The interview-based report "Marathon or Sprint? The Race for Green Capital in Emerging Markets" authored by the Centre for Climate Finance & Investment at Imperial College Business School finds that while Emerging Markets (EM) are highly vulnerable to climate change, they are not attracting and deploying sufficient capital to fund climate transition, mitigation, and adaptation measures...

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