The Covid-19 fightback funding gap is the size of The Big Hole – a sovereign social bond could help

POSTED ON: May 20, 2020 IN Media
by Sasha Planting

Impact investing, which seeks a social and environmental impact alongside positive financial returns, is no longer sniffed at by hard-bitten investment managers as a hobby product created for bunny huggers.

It is now a mainstream asset class with over $500-billion in assets under management – and growing.

However, it’s only more recently that governments have come to recognise that they too can leverage the growing investor appetite for products that “do good” while delivering an acceptable financial return.

Read the full story on the Daily Maverick: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-05-20-the-covid-19-fightback-funding-gap-is-the-size-of-the-big-hole-a-sovereign-social-bond-could-help/


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