ESG Data Guide 2023

Inter-American Development Bank - Green Bond Transparency Platform (GBTP)

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Verification/certification data
  • Research data; Use of Proceeds data at the Project level; Impact Indicator Data at the Project level

The data offers solutions for:

  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight
  • Reporting: Impact
  • Reporting and pre- and post issuance external reviews based on ICMA Green Bond Principles

Who are the data users?

  • Corporates
  • Financial institutions
  • Government
  • Investors
  • Trustees
  • regulators; Verifiers; Rating agencies; Academia; Civil society; Standard setters

Brief description of the data offering

The Green Bond Transparency Platform (GBTP) is a key, free-to-use reporting tool for issuers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that provides comparable, credible, and easy to access data on the use of proceeds and environmental impact of green bonds, aligned to international standards.

GBTP data is uploaded directly by the issuers and external reviewers and integrated in a public and easy to download database including green and sustainable bonds.

Granular data is provided by bond issuance, and project-level thus facilitating the understanding of disbursements to different type of green projects, and providing insight in regional market trends, project-financing structures, key performance indicators and methodologies utilised.

Where and how do you source your data?

The Green Bond Transparency Platform (GBTP) captures the data directly from the issuers, on their bond´s use of proceeds and impacts, and from independent verifiers who present pre- and post-issuance and conclusions on their reviews.  Both qualified users voluntarily upload the green bond data to the platform, using tailor-made excel sheets developed to facilitate the process, and update their bond data based on issuer´s commitments and demands.  

Green Bond Transparency Platform

Additionally, the GBTP team offers free technical support, implements regular interactions with qualified users to contribute with data updating process, and runs periodic controls to promote database consistency and quality.  The GBTP uses blockchain technology to secure data and ensure reliability and traceability. All data is stored in a relational database.

An overview of all data variables covered can be found here: https://www.greenbondtransparency.com/support/resources/index-gbtp-data.xlsx  

What is the cost for your data offering?

The Green Bond Transparency Platform (GBTP) is a free-to-use, public good tool.  There is no cost to use the Platform or download the complete database. The GBTP team also facilitates free technical support for issuers and external reviewers interested in joining the platform.

All data can be downloaded here:  https://www.greenbondtransparency.com/support/resources/

Contacts

support@greenbondtransparency.com

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