The WWF-Philippines will assist banking industry associations in training their members in training their members on how to develop Green Bonds.
With a grant from the German Government BMUB-IKI, WWF Philippines will contract partner training organizations to develop subject matter content materials, design and deliver training modules to the member banks.
Bonds are the most common financial instrument in financing green and sustainable activities. Most commercial banks that issue green bonds focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency and green buildings.
One bank issued social bonds focusing on health and education. Lately these bonds are being certified under the ASEAN Green Bond Standards which require stricter standards which raises the profile of the issuer.
Banks who wish to learn about this new financial product have expressed interest in learning how to issue a green (or social) bond.
Wider adoption of green bonds will broaden the financing base for sustainable and green products. While interest is growing, there are no local courses that banks can access to learn about green bonds.
Objectives and Scope of Work
The contractor will be responsible for building the necessary knowledge and tools that the target bank officers will need in order for the bank to issue a green bond.
The ASEAN Green Bond principles and standards serves as the framework for issuing a green bond. The contractor shall analyze the tasks and steps needed in issuing a green bond from capital investment planning to project selection to preparation of prospectus to financial close.
The contractor shall gather the necessary materials (slides, references) and prepare a module plan. Once approved, the contractor shall develop the modules.
The contractor shall work with key stakeholders Central Bank (BSP), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and industry associations and other appropriate stakeholders in the development of the modules.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Deliverable / Output : Module plan
Target Due Dates : (to be agreed)