Displaying bonds on LGX

Displaying bonds on LGX

In order to display your bond on LGX, you must fulfil the four eligibility criteria described below. You must then submit the application form and accompanying documents.

Eligibility criteria

  • An issuer must first list its bond on one of LuxSE's markets: the EU-regulated Bourse de Luxembourg (BdL) market, the exchange-regulated Euro MTF market, or the Securities Official List (SOL).


     
  • In order to join LGX, you will need to explicitly declare your bond as green, social or sustainable.


    Issuers must clearly disclose the nature of the use of proceeds in financing or refinancing of projects according to the Green Bond Principles (GBP), Climate Bonds Initiative’s eligibility taxonomy, Social Bond Principles (SBP), Sustainability Bond Guidelines (SBG), the People’s Bank of China Green Bond Catalogue, or another framework.

  • Bond issuers must provide information about where the proceeds from their bond will be allocated and which framework is applied to classify their bond.

    To ensure that proceeds are independently verified, we ask that issuers provide an external review of the bond from a third-party expert before applying to join LGX. In exceptional circumstances, for larger pure-player issuers, LGX may conduct internal due diligence in the absence of a third-party external review.

    External reviews generally focus on the following areas:
     
    • Review of the bond use of proceeds framework with a conclusion about whether the framework is aligned with acceptable green, social or sustainability taxonomies, generally issued prior to bond issuance;
    • Review of the actual use of proceeds as compared to the planned use of proceeds, often carried out within the first 12 months after issuance of the bond;
    • Review of the alignment of the process around project selection and evaluation, allocation and management of proceeds, reporting, with internationally accepted principles such as those issued by ICMA (GBPs, SBPs, SBGs), carried out either pre- or post bond issuance;
    • Review of the controls in place within the bond management process as well as review of allocation of proceeds and impact reporting (where provided), carried out over the post-issuance period, often through to the maturity of the bond, or until full allocation of proceeds.

    Reviews may take the form of a second-party opinion, verification, certification or assessment.
  • To remain on LGX, issuers must provide information about the intended and actual use of proceeds. The aim of ongoing reporting is to inform investors about how funds are being allocated to projects and, where possible, the expected environmental, social and sustainable impacts.

    The first mandatory reporting should be supplied as from 12 months after the bond has been issued or as at another date, as agreed with LuxSE. Issuers can also publish reports more frequently, on a voluntary basis. Issuers are encouraged to report on the use of proceeds and impact throughout the duration of the bond up until maturity; at a minimum, issuers shall report up until full allocation of proceeds.

    Accepted formats of ongoing reporting include:

    • Dedicated use of proceeds reports;
    • ESG/Sustainability reports featuring information on the funding behind the bond;
    • Newsletters (or equivalent) giving appropriate information on the use of proceeds (projects, sectors, geographies and, expected impact); and/or
    • Impact reports.

    It is at the issuer’s discretion to choose its preferred reporting format, KPIs and frequency.

    Read our FAQ for more information about ongoing reporting.

Apply

Issuers shall complete a simple application form and provide relevant supporting documents to be admitted for display on LGX.



FAQ – LGX Bonds