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New Misum report on social and sustainability bonds

The new report on social and sustainability bonds from Misum researcher Sophie Nachemson-Ekwall, called "A Swedish market for sustainability related and socially labelled bonds: Institutional investors as drivers", has already received media attention.

"A green transition must be combined with socio-economic equality and social inclusion," writes SSE/Misum researcher Sophie Nachemson-Ekwall in her new report.

"One way forward is to issue social bonds and sustainability bonds with both green and social goals. I hope politicians, institutional investors, municipalities, regions and property companies will read the report," says Sophie Nachemson-Ekwall.

Find articles, in Swedish, about the report here (in Realtid) and here (In Aktuell hållbarhet).

From the report:

"The report makes recommendations on how to help the socially labelled bond-market achieve take-off, such as enhancing the development of financial vehicles, private as well as government-sponsored, and speeding up the work with the development of standardized metrics. In addition, institutional investors need to step up, and be braver than they are currently – at least if they claim to take all the SDGs seriously. A key message to the issuers is not to ask for too much in relation to risk-sharing – socially labelled bonds must not be too complex in structure or too complicated to evaluate for investors. However, the grand message from the report, is just the spreading of knowledge of the value of developing a market for socially labelled bonds, and the role that domestic institutional investors can play, if they decide to increase their commitment."

For more information contact Sophie Nachemson-Ekwall:

sophie.nachemson-ekwall@hhs.se 
+ 46 730 703951

Download the  report: "A Swedish market for sustainability related and socially labelled bonds: Institutional investors as drivers"

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