ESM ‘analysing’ issuance of social bonds to fund pandemic response

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By Burhan Khadbai
21 May 2020

The European Stability Mechanism is looking at creating a socially responsible bond framework to fund its pandemic crisis package of credit lines to support euro area member states in the financing costs related to the Covid-19 crisis.

Speaking at a global investor call on Wednesday, Kalin Anev Janse, ESM’s chief financial officer, said SRI bonds was a topic he was “very excited about”.

“The specific purpose of the pandemic crisis support, and the commitment of using the funds to support the costs related to the ...

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