Bonds to Finance the Sustainable Blue Economy: A Practitioner’s Guide
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This report highlights the benefits of issuing blue bonds, details eligible project categories, and explains the process of issuing the instruments as appetite grows for ocean-themed debt that can help develop a sustainable blue economy.
Designed as guide for issuers, it shows how blue bonds can be incorporated into sustainable financing strategies. It analyzes ways investors can evaluate the impact of their investments and how underwriters can ensure their integrity. It explains the importance of marine ecosystems and provides guidance on how the proceeds of blue bonds can have social co-benefits, support climate adaptation, and promote ocean health.
- Introduction and Background
- Benefits for Issuers
- “Blue Bonds:” Which Projects Are Eligible?
- Alignment with the Principles
- “Blue Bond” Issuance Process