Climate Bonds Initiative

The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), founded in 2009, is the only organization in the world dedicated to mobilizing the $100 trillion bond market for climate change solutions. CBI is an investor-focused international not-for-profit.

CBI promotes investment in projects and assets necessary for a rapid transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy. The strategy is to develop a large and liquid Green and Climate Bonds Market that will help drive down the cost of capital for climate projects in developed and emerging markets; to grow aggregation mechanisms for fragmented sectors; and to support governments seeking to tap debt capital markets.

CBI has established itself as a global authority in: proposing policies and mechanisms for banks, developers and governments to tap bond markets; providing tools for investors to better understand and make decisions about climate change investment opportunities; working to lower the cost of capital for climate change related investments.

Representative Transactions / Clients

Over 35 entities have secured Climate Bonds Certification for a green bond that they have issued. (a full list can be found here). Certification under the Climate Bonds Standard confirms that the bond’s use of proceeds will finance or refinance assets and projects that are compatible with the transition to a low carbon future, as deemed eligible under the relevant sector criteria.

Client Testimonials

We are seeing great work from bodies such as the Climate Bond Initiative to accredit green bonds and to create a growing industry in second opinion providers.
Harriett Baldwin, Member of Parliament

You may already know of the work being undertaken by the Climate Bonds Initiative, an investor-focused NGO working to put the debt capital markets behind climate change solutions, and other initiatives seeking to introduce so-called “Green Bonds” which provide financial and environmental returns.

Charles, The Prince of Wales

Climate Bonds is working to develop robust global and regional green bond markets that support sustainable low carbon infrastructure and contribute to wider climate finance solutions. By working together, our two organizations can make a joint contribution towards the achievement of these vital goals.

Awards & Honors

CEO Sean Kidney was named Environmental Finance’s Personality of the Year in 2016

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