Guidelines for issuing Green Bonds in Brazil 2016

2017, 31 January

The Paris agreement indicated the urgent need to increase the use of financial resources towards climate change mitigation and adaptation actions, recognizing that investments will be required from both public and private sources.

Among the financial instruments available to fill this gap and mobilize investments in activities with positive environmental and climate characteristics, there are the so-called Green Bonds, which are the subject of this guide. In this context, this guide aims at providing guidelines to participants and stakeholders in the Brazilian fixed income securities market regarding the process of issuing Green Bonds.

The project was conducted by the Working Group on Green Bonds of FEBRABAN – Brazilian Federation of Banks, and by the Thematic Chamber on Sustainable Finance of CEBDS– Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development, with technical support from SITAWI Finance for Good and from the Center for Sustainability Studies of Getúlio Vargas Foundation (GVces).