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Consultation: Proposed guidance on green bonds and other responsible investment products

Page last updated: 26 Sep 2019

Final date for submissions

5 pm, Thursday 24 October 2019

Consultation document

Consultation: Proposed guidance on green bonds and other responsible investment products 

Submission form

Feedback form

E-mail for submission consultation@fma.govt.nz (please use the title of the consultation paper for the subject line)

This consultation seeks issuer and investor input on green bonds and other responsible investment products that expressly take into account environmental, social, and/or governance considerations. 

Submissions will initially be used to help us develop guidance for issuers. We will also publish separate material on our website covering matters that may be relevant for investors, including questions they should ask of product and service providers, and examples of different kinds of responsible investing products and their features and risks.

This consultation, and the resulting guidance and investor information, will be particularly relevant for:

  • issuers of green bonds (wholesale and retail)
  • managers of managed investment schemes (MIS), including KiwiSaver schemes, that are labelled as ‘responsible’ or have responsible investment objectives
  • retail and wholesale investors in these products
  • financial advisers
  • any other financial service provider or issuer promoting itself or its financial products or services as responsible.