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Social Impact Bonds and Sustainable Bonds: new financial leverage?

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[Urban Chronicles 2.0 #04]

Green or Sustainable Finance? According to the UN, nearly 70% of the world's population will live in urban areas by 2050. As a result, spatial planning issues are closely linked to environmental, but also social and societal criteria that are increasingly present to ensure the coherence of urban development over the long term. In this context of transition, financing needs are considerable and new tools are emerging: Social Impact Bonds and Sustainable Bonds. Is this the end of Green Finance for Sustainable Finance?   What special features for these new issues? Social Impact Bonds, or contracts with social impact, are financial bonds issued by a public administration or a private company to private actors to finance social projects. The particularity of these issues is that the interests of (...)

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