LGX is a platform displaying different types of instruments dedicated to sustainable finance. These include bonds, funds, indices, and other instruments which must all be aligned with a recognised international standard, framework, taxonomy or label and comply with the LGX eligibility criteria.
Different standards, frameworks, taxonomies and labels are included in the LGX eligibility criteria:
- Bond standards: ICMA’s Green Bond Principles, Social Bond Principles and Sustainability Bond Guidelines, the Climate Bonds eligibility taxonomy, the People’s Bank of China Green Bond Endorsed Project Catalogue, and other aligned 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.
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 Initiative’s eligibility taxonomy.
Display on the LGX platform should not be considered an assessment of the sustainable nature of a financial instrument. Users of the LGX platform are advised to consult all supporting documentation relating to an instrument available from the issuer, as well as the related reference standard, framework, taxonomy or label referred to by the issuer.