This first edition of the Green Finance Reference Guide (GFRG) aims to be a source of knowledge and best practice for the Green Bond practitioner. It is not a step-by-step guide on how to issue a Green Bond: for such a guide, readers should consult the Green Bond Handbook (GBH), a sister publication by the IFC. Rather, the GFRG provides the most important curated references that Green Bond practitioners can turn to for answers and guidance and to enhance their own knowledge base.

Our aim is to bring under one roof some of the substantial body of knowledge that has been built up since the market's effective inception in 2007 and which has dramatically accelerated in the last few years.