Social bonds, which finance projects with a positive social impact, are rebounding significantly in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic as an alternative to face the serious economic consequences that the global health crisis is causing. The Covid-19 boosted the global issuance of social bonds to maximums: between January and March, the placement of these papers amounted to $ 11.9 billion.
Development Banking is very active
05/11/2020 Since 5 months
Environmental and Social Policy Framework
The ESPF sets ambitious new standards in several areas and provides IDB’s clients with leading-edge provisions to tackle environmental and social issues. It elevates respect for human rights to the core of environment...
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Treasury issues the first sustainable sovereign bond in the world linked to the SDG
Today Mexico becomes the first country in the world to issue a sustainable sovereign bond linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for an amount of 750 million euros. With this issue, the Ministry of Finance...
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First “taxonomy” created to identify private sector solutions for investing in climate adaptation and resilience
NEW YORK, The Lightsmith Group (“Lightsmith”) today released the ASAP Adaptation Solutions Taxonomy (“ASAP Taxonomy”). This is the first peer-reviewed set of definitions and eligibility criteria specifically focused o...
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