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Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) announced that it will be launching a dedicated platform on its official website for both Green and Social bonds.
The platform will be available from January 22, 2018 as part of TSE’s professional-oriented bond market, TOKYO PRO-BOND Market. The platform will allow issuers to post information about Green and Social bonds directly on Tokyo Stock Exchange’s official website.
Following the International Capital Market Association’s publication of the “Green Bond Principles” (2014) and “Social Bond Principles” (2017), there has been a growing movement to issue and invest in Green and Social bonds across the international community. The trend is also expected to become more prevalent in Japan now that the Ministry of the Environment has formulated and published its own “Green Bond Guidelines, 2017”.
This new platform is part of TSE’s response to these developments, through which the Exchange shared that it aims to show its support to issuers and contribute to driving the growth of the Green and Social bonds market.