The role of social bonds in funding the Covid-19 response
The pandemic has driven a surge in social bond issuance, as financial institutions seek to address societal issues, such as inequality and access to medical care. However, the impact investing market remains small, with a lack of disclosure and reporting hampering its transparency and credibility. OMFIF convenes a panel to discuss social bond issuance, fears of ‘social washing’, and the future of fixed income investing.
16:30 – 17:45 Singapore
09:30 – 10:45 London
Christian Kopf, Head of Fixed Income Portfolio Management, Union Investment
Yuri Kuroki, Financial officer, IFC Treasury Singapore
Peter Munro, Head of Investor Relations, Sustainable Finance, European Investment Bank