BCE Sustainable Financing Framework
Consistent with the outstanding levels of corporate responsibility that we continually seek to achieve, BCE Inc. has developed a Sustainable Financing Framework guiding the issuance, by Bell Canada, of green, social or sustainability bonds as well as other Bell Canada sustainable financings such as loans. The BCE Inc. Sustainable Financing Framework outlines eligible use of proceeds, the project selection and evaluation process, the management of proceeds and reporting.
Sustainalytics, a global leader in providing environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and analysis, has reviewed the BCE Inc. Sustainable Financing Framework and issued a second party opinion confirming that the framework aligns with the International Capital Markets Association’s Green and Social Bond Principles and Sustainability Bond Guidelines, and with the Loan Market Association’s and Loan Syndications and Trading Association’s Green Loan Principles.
To find out more about BCE’s ESG performance, and how it has been recognized by some of the world's leading sustainable investment analysts, please visit our Responsible investments page.