Social bond potential ‘immense’, says investor

The potential for social bond volume growth is “immense”, according to a leading figure from the SRI buy-side. The comments came as a pioneer of the social bond market brought the first ever Swedish krona trade in the format.

  • By Craig McGlashan
  • 20 Sep 2017

Social bond volumes are well below their green equivalent, but there is the potential for that to change, according to Chris Wigley, senior portfolio manager at Mirova.

“SRI investors want green bonds and social bonds and sustainability bonds — the whole range,” he said. “But at the moment ...

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