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Aug. 19, 2020

The ESG Files: Sustainable Finance Bonds

Sustainable finance bonds (SF bonds) are a mechanism for financing the achievement of social or environmental goals, allowing individuals and institutions to invest in sustainable development and close this financing gap. The market for SF bonds has developed rapidly in Canada, with annual issuance growing from $1.2 billion in 2014 to $12.2 billion in 2019. The innovation of green, sustainability and social bond labels make the fixed income component of a portfolio a natural starting point for impact-oriented investors.

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