Measuring Social Bond Impact

Measuring Social Bond Impact

Keith Mullin

35 years: Capital markets editorial

Within the fourth video in this series, Keith discusses the key challenges with measuring the impact of social bonds, such as the long time lags associated with impacts of social projects and suggests investors have a role to play in offsetting this to an extent. This may come in the form of active investor engagement.

Within the fourth video in this series, Keith discusses the key challenges with measuring the impact of social bonds, such as the long time lags associated with impacts of social projects and suggests investors have a role to play in offsetting this to an extent. This may come in the form of active investor engagement.

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Measuring Social Bond Impact

3 mins 6 secs

Overview

Measuring impact is a challenge for the Social Bond market. The Social Bond Principles are a valuable starting point for defining the product, but opening on how social a Social Bond is beyond the SBP’s remit. Green bonds that finance environmental projects can fall back on carbon emissions reductions over the life of a bond. For social bonds, it’s much more difficult to calculate the impact of a bond on poverty reduction or job-creation since there are so many factors at play.

Key learning objectives:

  • Outline the challenges of social impact measurement

  • Identify the role investors can play

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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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