Recognizing that Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds (GSS) have a crucial role to play in tackling the ongoing climate crisis and helping Financial Institutions (FIs) achieve their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), IFC launched the Green Bond Technical Assistance Program (GB-TAP) in 2018.

The Program was created in partnership with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (SIDA), and the Ministry of Finance of Luxembourg.

The GB-TAP aims to stimulate the issuance of GSS bonds in emerging markets by sharing global best practices and exciting opportunities in the green bonds market and creating and disseminating global public goods.

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.