The Securities and Exchange Regulator of Cambodia (SERC) in collaboration with the Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and GuarantCo launched the Cambodia Sustainable Bond Accelerator (CSBA) initiative in March 2023. To take part in the Accelerator, a Request for Applications was launched for prospective bond issuers to apply for support. This informational webinar series will provide applicants with information on the CSBA initiative, how to apply, how to ensure that the application is successful and provide potential applicants with information on the range of support they will receive.
Based on ESCAP and GGGI’s research, it was found that while bond issuers in developing markets generally face considerable barriers to issuance, issuers of thematic and sustainability-linked bonds are further constrained due to limited awareness and capacities, as well as higher issuance costs. Collectively, the consortium of partners (CGIF, ESCAP, GGGI, GuarantCo) will provide technical assistance and support to prospective green, sustainability and sustainability-linked bond issuers, including advise on developing bond frameworks, best practices and guidelines, facilitating post-issuance reporting, and providing co-financing options to decrease bond issuance costs and investment support.