Alphabet launches largest sustainable bond offering ever, but this new frontier is not without risks

The Covid-19 pandemic has boosted the offering of socially-related bonds, as underlined in our previous article (http://en.sustainablevalueinvestors.com/2020/07/15/social-impact-bonds-have-outpaced-green-bonds-during-covid-19-pandemic/). Sustainability bonds differ from pure Social Bonds insofar as their proceeds are used to support investments in both environmental and social initiatives. The latest news in the sector comes from Alphabet, Google’s parent company,…

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The EU TAXONOMY for SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Finance enables transformative improvements in industries all over Europe and globally. According to the OECD, globally, EUR 6.35 trillion a year will be required to meet Paris Agreement goals by 2030. Public-sector resources will not be adequate to meet this challenge, and mobilization of institutional and private capital will be necessary.  The EU Taxonomy categorizes…

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Social impact bonds have outpaced green bonds during Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 has brought investors increasing attention on social matters and social-related risks. At the same time, organizations worldwide have been required leadership actions to address the challenges carried by the pandemic, such as job losses, increased death rate, raised pressure on health care systems. The need to mitigate such social…

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