Investors state preferences on social bonds

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By Lewis McLellan
23 Nov 2017

The nascent social bond market has been keeping the primary public sector debt market ticking over as the end of the year approaches. Demand for the asset class is swelling, and investors are beginning to make their preferences known.

Investors are particularly attracted to social bonds from programmes aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“One challenge we see with social bonds is around meaningful impact reporting,” said an SRI investor. “Compared to green bonds, positive social outcomes are perhaps somewhat more context-dependent.”

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