The role of the Advisory Council is to advise the Executive Committee of the Principles, to increase its market awareness and outreach, and to enable further engagement with specific membership categories and observers.

Members apply voluntarily and are selected by the Executive Committee for an annually renewable 1 year term. The selection is based on a balanced representation of Members and Observers of the Principles, especially key market stakeholders such as exchanges, data providers, rating agencies, external reviewers, law firms and civil society. Selection criteria include geographic diversity and market share. The Advisory Council also comprises green, social, and sustainability and sustainability-linked bond issuers, investors and underwriters not already represented on the Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee has made a detailed review of the deliveries that came out from each workstream of the 2019/2020 Advisory Council and acknowledged their high quality and professional substance in a letter addressed to the Advisory Council members on 8 June 2020.


The 2021/2022 Advisory Council includes 40 members:

Access Bank
ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF)
Aviva Investors PLC
Baker McKenzie
Banco Santander
Bank of China
Brown Advisory LLC
CDP Worldwide
Center for Public Policy Development – ESPOL Polytechnic University / Sustainable Finance Initiative
China Chengxin Green Finance Technology (Beijing) Ltd
Clifford Chance LLP
Climate Bonds Initiative
DBS Bank Ltd
Dentons Canada LLP
Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP
Escarus – TSKB Sustainability Consultancy
Euronext Dublin
Export Development Canada (EDC)
Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO)
Moody’s/Vigeo Eiris
MUFG Securities EMEA plc
Nasdaq Stockholm AB
NatWest Group
Ostrum AM
RAM Sustainability
S&P Global Ratings
Social Value Institute, S.C.
State Street Global Advisors
TD Securities
The Carbon Trust
The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited
Wells Fargo
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

If you would like more information on applying or on the Terms of Reference of the Advisory Council, please contact

Advisory Council Terms of Reference

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