Incremental Value of Social Bonds

Incremental Value of Social Bonds

In the last video to this series of Social Bonds, Keith discusses the concept of social additionality, the idea whereby positive outcomes accrue solely because of the issuance of social bonds, and that the true investment in the social economy is inflated due to refinancing. If only new projects were included in market volumes, the gross size of the market would reduce dramatically.
Overview

Additionality refers to the positive outcomes of social or environmental projects that accrue solely because of the issuance of social, sustainable or green bonds; i.e. they wouldn’t have happened otherwise.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is additionality in the context of social bonds?

  • How would the social bond market look if only new projects were included in market volumes?

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