Climate Bonds has added a Climate Bonds Social and Sustainability Bond Database (SnS DB) to its suite of GSS+ debt databases. The SSBDB complements the Climate Bonds Green Bond Database in order to provide a more complete snapshot of the GSS+ debt market.
The aim of the SnS DB is to provide transparency on global social and sustainability debt, ranging from individual deal-level analysis to the identification of general market developments and trends. The database will evolve with the market.
As with green bonds, Climate Bonds screens self-labelled debt instruments to identify bonds and other debt instruments as eligible for inclusion in the SnS DB. The screening references the Climate Bonds Taxonomy, albeit using a modified sector list rather than directly using the Taxonomy screening indicators. This document provides information on the approach and the database maintenance process.