The Coronavirus pandemic has had a dramatic impact on economic activity, and at the same time has exposed many fault lines in society which governments will be expected to tackle. It has led to an increase in the issue of social bonds (funding social projects) and sustainability bonds (social and environmental projects). This video will explore the “Covid Response Bond”, the four pillars set out by The Social Bond Principles and some of the challenges around measuring social impact.
Key learning objectives:
What is the “Covid Response Bond”?
What are the ‘four pillars’ set out by The Social Bond Principles (SBP)?
How useful is the SBP for issuers?
How simple is it to understand the impact of social measures?
Why have Sustainability bonds increased in issuance this year?