Cognisant that the capital market plays a crucial role in channelling private capital to fund development and infrastructure investment needs, the ACMF has been spearheading efforts to promote sustainable financing in the region through a working group led by SC Malaysia and SEC Philippines.
The linchpin of these efforts is the suite of Standards that has created a new sustainable asset class in ASEAN, comprising:
- ASEAN Green Bond Standards, launched in November 2017
- ASEAN Social Bond Standards, launched in October 2018
- ASEAN Sustainability Bond Standards, launched in October 2018.
These Standards were developed in alignment with the International Capital Market Association (ICMA)’s Green and Social Bond Principles, and Sustainability Bond Guidelines, respectively, as they are internationally accepted and widely used for the development of national guidelines or standards.
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