Green bonds

Finance green projects and boost your ESG credentials by displaying your green securities on LGX.

A pioneer in green finance

In 2007, LuxSE listed the first (ever) green bond to enter the market: the European Investment Bank’s “Climate Awareness Bond”. Since then, our exchange has become the leading venue for this asset class. Today, more than 660 green bonds list on our markets. Issuers range from sovereigns, Public International Bodies, agencies and development banks to financial institutions and corporates.

  • 660+ Number of green bonds listed on LuxSE

  • 160+ Issuers of green bonds

What is a green bond?

Green bonds are debt instruments issued to fund projects that have a positive environmental or climate impact. Proceeds from these bonds are typically earmarked for green projects and are backed by the issuer’s entire balance sheet.

Green bonds displayed on LGX

All green bonds

Sustainability standards and labels

A number of different standards, frameworks, taxonomies, methodologies and labels are included in the LGX eligibility criteria:

  • Bond standards: ICMA’s Green Bond Principles (GBP), Social Bond Principles (SBP), Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles (SLBP) and Sustainability Bond Guidelines (SBG), the Climate Bonds Taxonomy, the People’s Bank of China Green Bond Endorsed Projects Catalogue, the ASEAN Green Bond Standards and other frameworks.
  • Fund labels: LuxFLAG’s Climate Finance, Environment, Social and ESG labels, FNG’s label for sustainable mutual funds, the Nordic Swan Ecolabel for funds, the French government’s SRI and TEEC labels and the Austrian ecolabel for financial products (Österreichisches Umweltzeichen).
  • Issuer methodologies: Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI)’s Climate-Aligned Data Set.
Note that (as per CBI) the PBOC Green Bond Endorsed Project Catalogue accepts retrofits of fossil fuel power stations, clean coal and coal efficiency improvements, and rail lines that mainly transport fossil fuels, which are not accepted under the Climate Bonds Taxonomy.

More information on international standards related to sustainable securities is available here.

Why list green bonds on LuxSE

  • Increase visibility of your security
  • Access to a broad range of green issuers
  • Rely on LuxSE’s expertise in green finance
  • Option to access the Luxembourg Green Exchange without any additional costs

The story began in 2007

A success story from one of our issuers

If you need more information

Contact us

Laetitia Hamon

Head of Sustainable Finance

+352 47 79 36 319
Luxembourg Green Exchange

LGX team