Green bonds are a finance mobilizing tool to attract private sectors to invest in projects to scale up and achieve national climate plan. These projects are beneficial to the environment and society and support Sustainable Development Goals. That is the statement of Vũ Chí Dũng, director of the International Cooperation Department of the State Securities Commission (SSC) at the launch of the Handbook “How to Issue Guide for Green Bonds, Social Bonds and Sustainability Bonds” in April 2021.
The Handbook is the cooperation between the SSC and international organizations including International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) under the multi-donored Global Green Bond Market Development Program. The Handbook provides guidance in applying the global, ASEAN standards, and Vietnamese regulations of green, social and sustainability bonds.
Sources & further information: “Green bonds can help VN achieve climate goals: experts” at https://vietnamnews.vn, “SSC công bố Sổ tay hướng dẫn trái phiếu xanh, trái phiếu bền vững” at https://www.vietnamplus.vn, “Trái phiếu xanh sẽ mở ra kênh huy động vốn mới cho các dự án đầu tư dài hạn” at http://thoibaotaichinhvietnam.vn, accessed on 12 July 2021.