Green and social bonds: Lending with purpose

Green and social bonds

Social bond issuance rocketed in 2020 in reaction to the devastating social and economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. New issuers of social bonds – which are dedicated to employment, public health and education – included the European Commission, the Bank of China and a large number of financial institutions and corporations, as we analyse in this report. The report also looks at the role of sustainability-linked bonds in supporting climate transition strategies, and covers plans for the UK to launch its first green Gilt this year.

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