Social Bonds History & Market Today

Social Bonds History & Market Today

Keith Mullin

35 years: Capital markets editorial

In this video Keith highlights the social bond market timeline. The first social bond was introduced by the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFM) in November 2006. Since, social issuance has emerged in covered, senior unsecured, senior preferred, and senior non-preferred format.

In this video Keith highlights the social bond market timeline. The first social bond was introduced by the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFM) in November 2006. Since, social issuance has emerged in covered, senior unsecured, senior preferred, and senior non-preferred format.

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Social Bonds History & Market Today

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Overview

The first bond recognisable as a labelled social bond was issued in November 2006 by the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm); a $1bn five-year offering of Vaccine Bonds. Supranationals anchored the market in its early years followed by government agencies; more latterly the market has expanded to financial and corporate issuers.

Key learning objectives:

  • Define IFFIm

  • Identify the role IFFIm plays in the development of the social bond market

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Keith Mullin

Keith Mullin

Keith is the founder and director of KM Capital Markets, a media and thought-leadership consultancy. He spent the past 35 years working in specialist capital markets media and has had a ring-side seat at all of the major market events. Prior to setting up KM Capital Markets in 2017, Keith worked at Thomson Reuters.

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