Investing in Gender Equality.
Investing in an Inclusive, Climate-Resilient Future.

The Orange Bond Initiative™ is the world’s first asset class built by and for the Global South and the 99% as a solution to financing gender equality. The Initiative’s mission is to empower ~100 million women and girls worldwide through unlocking US$10 billion by 2030.

Bringing together a global set of stakeholders to develop a gender equal world.

The Initiative is driven by a Steering Committee representative of those driving gender equality through their work in a variety of industries.

About the Orange Bond Initiative™

The Initiative’s name is derived from the color of UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5: Gender Equality.

Despite significant progress and research, gender inequality has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis and now some estimate it will take 130 years to eradicate the global gender gap. 

The Orange Bond Initiative™ will tap into the US$100 trillion bond market to place women at the forefront of capital markets as solutions to achieve the UN’s 17 SDGs and build a more inclusive, climate-resilient future for all.

Become a Signatory of the Orange Bond Initiative™

The Orange Bond Pledge is an acknowledgment of the urgency in accelerating progress on gender equality and in taking collective action to build a gender-empowered financial system for the benefit of all humanity and for a justified and effective transition to a climate-resilient planet.

*Total Signatories includes those who have signed up as an Individual and also the workforce of those signed up on behalf of an organization.

Be a Part of the Solution for a Gender-Equal Future

We invite all changemakers across the ecosystem to join us and contribute as part of this collaborative global Initiative.

The Orange Bond Initiative™ Objectives:

  • Building a gender-empowered financing system that works better for everyone by supporting and applying a set of global standards, indices, and performance metrics for investing in gender equality.

  • Mobilizing new sources of capital for women’s empowerment at scale by providing the tools, training, and knowledge products that enable gender lens investment product development.

  • Fast-tracking gender equality and women’s empowerment by using capital in ways that value women and girls as solutions to a more resilient, green future.

WLB5 to be the World’s First Orange Bond

The upcoming WLB5™ will be developed under the standards and principles of The Orange Bond Initiative™ to bring in “orange” along with “green” in the sustainability bond market. It is set to issue in the 4th Quarter of 2022.

What’s Happening

The Orange Bond Principles (OBP) published in October 2022 supports issuers, investors, arrangers, and approved certifiers in facilitating Orange Bond transactions. Read more about the Principles and register your interest as an Advisory Council or Approved Orange Bond Certifier.