Incremental Value of Social Bonds

Incremental Value of Social Bonds

Keith Mullin

35 years: Capital markets editorial

In the last video to this series of Social Bonds, Keith discusses the concept of social additionality, the idea whereby positive outcomes accrue solely because of the issuance of social bonds, and that the true investment in the social economy is inflated due to refinancing. If only new projects were included in market volumes, the gross size of the market would reduce dramatically.

In the last video to this series of Social Bonds, Keith discusses the concept of social additionality, the idea whereby positive outcomes accrue solely because of the issuance of social bonds, and that the true investment in the social economy is inflated due to refinancing. If only new projects were included in market volumes, the gross size of the market would reduce dramatically.

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Incremental Value of Social Bonds

5 mins 23 secs

Overview

Additionality refers to the positive outcomes of social or environmental projects that accrue solely because of the issuance of social, sustainable or green bonds; i.e. they wouldn’t have happened otherwise.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand additionality in the context of social bonds

  • Understand how the social bond market would look if only new projects were included in market volumes

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