Sustainability-Linked Bonds (“SLBs”) aim to further develop the key role that debt markets can play in funding and encouraging companies that contribute to sustainability (from an Environmental and/or Social and/or Governance perspective, “ESG”). For such a role to be played and the market to thrive, integrity is of the utmost importance. The Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles (“SLBP”) provide guidelines that recommend structuring features, disclosure and reporting. They are intended for use by market participants and are designed to drive the provision of information needed to increase capital allocation to such financial products. The SLBP are applicable to all types of issuers and any type of financial capital market instruments.
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