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Social Bond Principles

Social Bond Principles

The Social Bond Principles are a set of guidelines that issuers can follow if they want to make a Social Bond. These guidelines are meant to protect the integrity of the Social Bond market. The Social Bond Principles have four main parts: the Use of Proceeds, the Evaluation and Selection Process, the Management of Proceeds, and the Management of Proceeds. The Use of Proceeds describes how the money will be used to solve or lessen a specific social problem or to help a specific group of people (making available periodic information on amounts invested and their expected impact).

Some examples are investments in basic infrastructure (like water, sanitation, and energy), affordable essential services (like healthcare and education), microfinance, affordable housing, and food security. In June 2020, the International Capital Markets Association published the Social Bond principles.

About Impact Capital Partners

At Impact Capital Partners, our mission is to connect institutional capital with the growing impact investment market to address the world’s most pressing challenges. By utilizing impact investments, institutional investors are able to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. We are constantly finding new impact investment opportunities in both emerging and developed markets, targeting market-rate returns. Schedule a call with us HERE if you’re interested in learning more about our impact investing strategies.

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