Green Bond Guidelines

The Guidelines, in accordance with the Green Bond Principles, which are widely accepted globally in the Green Bond market, currently provide issuers, investors, and other market participants with illustrative examples of specific approaches and interpretations tailored to Japan’s bond market to aid with decision-making regarding Green Bonds. The Green Bond Guidelines 2017 were formulated in March 2017 by the Ministry of the Environment to both establish the credibility of the environmental benefits of Green Bonds and alleviate the costs and administrative burdens for issuers, thereby spurring Green Bond issuances and investments in Japan.