SRI fund manager calls for social bonds for coronavirus

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By Burhan Khadbai
08 Apr 2020

The UK Debt Management Office (DMO) and local councils should sell social bonds to help tackle the Covid-19 crisis, said a director for responsible investment at a large asset manager.

Simon Bond, a fund manager and director of responsible investment portfolio management at Columbia Threadneedle Investments said it made sense for borrowers of all kinds to issue social bonds.

“Now is the time,” said Bond. “It’s more difficult for national governments to follow suit as they have to ...

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