Measuring impact is a challenge for the Social Bond market. The Social Bond Principles are a valuable starting point for defining the product, but opening on how social a Social Bond is beyond the SBP’s remit. Green bonds that finance environmental projects can fall back on carbon emissions reductions over the life of a bond. For social bonds, it’s much more difficult to calculate the impact of a bond on poverty reduction or job-creation since there are so many factors at play.
Key learning objectives:
Outline the challenges of social impact measurement
What role can investors play?