Brazil sustainable market: how-to guide target investors, governments, and asset managers
Case studies of Agriculture, Transport, Livestock, Forestry, Bioenergy, and Solar Energy highlight the benefits of credible green deals.
BRASILIA, 05/04/2023, 10AM BRT: The Brazilian green bond market is expanding, and applying international best practices in issuing green and thematic bonds is critical to growing the market further. Brazil is one of the largest agricultural producers globally, followed by the renewable energy and transport sectors.
With the support of the GB Moore Foundation, the Climate Bonds Initiative launched the ‘Sector Briefings: Best Practice for Issuing Green Bonds, spotlight on Brazil’ for six sectors in the country: Agriculture, Transport, Livestock, Forestry, Bioenergy, and Solar Energy.
The briefings address the need for more significant guidance and technical assistance for issuers to come to the market with credible deals. To support the understanding of those Briefings, a series of videocasts was recorded in Sao Paulo with key-guest speakers from the relevant sectors to share their case studies and what they learned with the Certification process.
Andrés Felipe Sanchez, Head for Latin America & the Caribbean, Climate Bonds Initiative:
“If you want to know more about how the green bond issuing process helps tackle the climate change challenges, you are in the right place. The Sector Briefings are useful for investors, asset managers, and governments. These playbooks as a step-by-step guide on how to issue green deals in Brazil and a Certification process summary.”
Communications & Media Officer
Climate Bonds Initiative
Communications Officer for Latin America
Climate Bonds Initiative
Notes for Journalists:
About the Climate Bonds Initiative: The Climate Bonds Initiative is an investor-focused not-for-profit promoting large-scale investment in the low-carbon economy—more information is on our website here.
About Climate Bonds Standard: It is an overarching science-based, multi-sector standard overseen by the Climate Bonds Standards Board. It allows investors and intermediaries to easily assess the climate credentials and environmental integrity of bonds and other green debt products.
Launched with periodic updates, the Climate Bonds Standard is the most detailed, climate-aligned investment criteria available in the market and guides issuers, investors, governments, and regulators.
Standard V3.0 and supporting documentation are available here.
About Climate Bonds Certification: Climate Bonds Certification framework has been designed to work in parallel with the standard process for issuing bonds, loans, or other debt products. It has 2 phases, Pre-Issuance and Post-Issuance. Certification of a Climate Bond at the pre-issuance phase enables the issuer and underwriters to market the bond or debt product as Certified.
Further assurance activities in the post-issuance phase must be undertaken to maintain the Climate Bonds Certification.
The entire Climate Bonds Database of Certified issuance can be found here.
The entire Climate Bonds Directory of Approved Verifiers can be found here.