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Financing Sustainability through Capital Markets: A Practitioner's Guide and Toolkit for Thematic Bonds

IDB Invest’s thematic bond guide provides a practical roadmap for issuers by outlining the key steps for structuring and issuing thematic bonds. It provides background context and the business case for both first-time and seasoned issuers, all with the aim to help attract thematic bond investors, a rapidly growing cohort looking to address environmental and social needs without sacrificing returns.  The guide includes a maturity matrix for issuers to self-assess their readiness to issue a bond, addressing themes of corporate governance, environmental and social risk management, and use of proceeds, among other areas.

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