Request for Applications: Cambodia Sustainable Bond Accelerator-Empowering Issuers through Technical Assistance

This initiative is organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and the Securities and Exchange Regulator of Cambodia (SERC) in collaboration with the Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF)  and GuarantCo.

As Cambodia’s capital market is still evolving, the Sustainable Bond Accelerator aims to provide technical assistance and financial support to enable the issuance of green, sustainable or sustainability-linked bonds in Cambodia.  The overall objective is to enable a flow of financing towards green, sustainable and net-zero projects in Cambodia to support the country in meetings its climate priorities. Through a combination of technical assistance, capacity building and advisory support across the issuance and post-issuance processes, the initiative will:

  • Enhance issuer’s abilities to meet international thematic and sustainability-linked bond standards;
  • Promote climate-related investments in Cambodia and combat greenwashing;
  • Increase the ability and interest of issuers in Cambodia to move from traditional bond issuance to thematic and sustainability-linked issuance;
  • Lower the cost of issuance and support the growth of a strong debt market in Cambodia.

Please review the details in the Information Note (below) before submitting your application. The application materials can be found below.

To submit the final application, please send it by email to with cc to and, with the subject line: RFA- GSS-BOND no later than 27 April 2023 at 23:59 ICT.

Download application form here

Download application guideline here

Download Program flyer here