Gustavo Bernal Torres
SDG Impact Standards for Bond Issuers
After two rounds of public consultation, UNDP has published guidelines for Bond Issuers, which provide a common language and a clear system to fully integrate the SDGs into all business and investment decision-making processes-
The Standards are provided as a public good for all Bond Issuers who want to contribute positively to sustainable development and the SDGs. They are voluntary and freely available for all to use as a best practice guide and self-assessment tool to help Bond Issuers integrate impact management into decision-making.
They are part of what will be a harmonized suite of Standards and complementary tools, including a glossary, guidance, assurance protocols and training for different actors across the capital and investment spectrum.