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  • ADB Asian Development Bank
  • CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, University of Oslo
  • EIB European Investment Bank
  • GBP Green Bond Principles
  • IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • IFC International Finance Corporation
  • MDBs multilateral development banks

Additional Resources

AfDB, ADB, EBRD, EIB, IADB, and World Bank (African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and World Bank). 2015. "2014 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance." Working Paper 97398, World Bank, Washington.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch. 2014. "Fixing the Future: Green Bonds Primer." Equity/Credit Thematic Investing Report, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, New York.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance. 2014. "Green Bonds Market Outlook 2014: Blooming with New Varietals." White paper, Bloomberg Finance L.P.

California State Treasurer’s report on Green Bonds. 2017. "Borrowing the U.S. Green Bond Market. Volume 1: The Barriers and Challenges."

CDIAC (California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission). 2014. "Issue Brief: Green Bonds." Report No. 14.09, CDIAC, Sacramento, CA.

Climate Bonds Initiative. 2015. "Bonds and Climate Change: The State of the Market in 2015." Report of the Climate Bonds Initiative, in association with the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence, London.

EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development). 2014. "EBRD’s Green Bond Issuance and the Procedures for Selection of the Green Project Portfolio." Fact sheet, EBRD, London.

EIB (European Investment Bank). 2013. "Energy Lending Criteria. EIB and Energy: Delivering Growth, Security and Sustainability—EIB’s Screening and Assessment Criteria for Energy Projects." EIB, Luxembourg.
———. 2013. "Environmental and Social Handbook." Environment, Climate and Social Office Projects Directorate, EIB, Luxembourg.

Goldman Sachs. 2014. "#EFISUMMIT." Report of the Goldman Sachs 2014 Environmental Finance Innovation Summit, New York, Feb. 13.

ICMA (International Capital Market Association). 2015. "Green Bond Principles, 2015: Voluntary Process Guidelines for Issuing Green Bonds." ICMA, Zurich.

IFC (International Finance Corporation). 2014. "IFC Definitions and Metrics for Climate-Related Activities." Version 2.2, IFC Climate Business Department, World Bank Group, Washington, DC.

Kennedy, C., and J. Corfee-Morlot. 2012. "Mobilising Investment in Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Infrastructure." Environment Working Paper 46, OECD Publishing, Paris.

Natixis. 2014. "Green and Sustainable Bonds: Growth with Staying Power?" Cross-Expertise Research report, Dec. 1, Natixis, Paris.

Reichelt, H. 2010. "Green Bonds: A Model to Mobilise Private Capital to Fund Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Projects." In The Euromoney Environmental Finance Handbook 2010, 1–7. London: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.

Reichelt, H., and C. Davies. 2015. "Getting to Know the Green Bond Market." Article, Green Bonds (April 2015), Pension Fund Service, Cheshire, U.K.

Standard and Poor’s. 2014. "Climate Change: Preparing for the Long-Term." Special report, CreditWeek 34 (20): 5–65.

Wood, D., and K. Grace. 2011. "A Brief Note on the Global Green Bond Market." Initiative for Responsible Investment (IRI) Working Paper, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

World Bank Treasury. 2014. "Green Bond: Sixth Annual Investor Update 2014." Newsletter, World Bank Treasury, Washington, DC.
———. 2015. "Green Bonds: Working towards a Harmonized Framework for Impact Reporting." Working group report, World Bank Treasury, Washington.

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