Going Beyond “Use-of-Proceeds” to Reach International Sustainability Targets
JUNE 19, 2020
More than a decade after the first Green Bond issuance, the original model of Use-of-Proceeds deals, where proceeds are spent on specifically identified projects, appears insufficient to meet international sustainability targets. The market has seen a number of new structures in the past year alone – from sustainability-linked bonds dedicated to general corporate purposes to transition bonds. As the market grows and continues to innovate, the question is: how can one ensure transparency and trust and what lessons can be drawn from the Green Bond Principles’ success story?