COVID-19 Social & Sustainability Response Bond

COVID-19 Social & Sustainability Response Bond

In the first video this series on Social & Sustainability bonds, Stephanie identifies the uses of social & sustainability bond issuance, i.e. to fund social and environmental projects, and discusses whether they have been effective.
Overview

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?

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Stephanie Sfakianos

Stephanie Sfakianos

Stephanie's long career in the financial services industry in London culminated around the past seven years in the field of sustainable finance. She has now left the banking industry, but has continued to apply her sustainable finance expertise through her work with ICMA and the International Standards Organisation.

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