Primer on Social Bonds and Recent Developments in Asia

Social bonds are designed to raise proceeds for projects with positive social outcomes. The publication serves as a primer on how social bonds can facilitate more inclusive development and help in Asia’s recovery from COVID-19. It also identifies potential solutions to overcome salient barriers to social bond market development in the region.

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction—An Opportunity for Financial Innovation
  • Historical and Market Context
  • Sustainable Finance—Taxonomy, Guidelines, and Principles
  • Urgent Need for a Robust Social Bond Market in Asia
  • Social Bonds—Current Market Profile
  • Social Bond Market Participants
  • Global Social Bond Market Characteristics
  • Asian Social Bond Market Characteristics
  • Overcoming Obstacles to Social Bond Market Growth in Asia
  • The Way Forward
 

 
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