Gender Bonds: From Incidental to Center Stage

Publication | February 2023
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This brief shows how the nascent gender bond market can effectively channel much-needed capital to women-owned small business, boost financial inclusion, and help advance gender equality in the Asia and Pacific region.

Outlining why gender bonds make up just a fraction of sustainable bond issuance, it highlights the need to increase issuer and investor understanding, eradicate misconceptions, and improve performance data. Assessing the need for comprehensive standards and guidelines, it recommends development finance institutions take an active role in helping spur the growth of gender bonds to bolster women’s empowerment and meet crucial sustainable development targets.

Additional Details

Authors
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Finance sector development
  • Gender Equality
Pages
  • 8
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • BRF230048
ISBN
  • 978-92-9270-042-3 (print)
  • 978-92-9270-043-0 (electronic)
ISSN
  • 2071-7202 (print)
  • 2218-2675 (electronic)

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