Integrating Gender Considerations into Sustainable Bonds
One way to significantly scale up gender-smart financing is through mainstreaming gender considerations by looking for opportunities to promote gender equality in sustainable bond issues, including green, social, sustainability, and sustainability-linked bonds.
Sustainable bond issuance has been growing rapidly, both in terms of volume and types of instruments. New issuance reached a record USD 732.1 billion in 2020. But there are reasons why the adoption of gender considerations in these bonds is growing more slowly.
This how-to guide is a tool to support actors in the bond ecosystem to translate a commitment to gender integration into reality.
The purpose of this guide is to stimulate action through a step-by-step explanation of how a gender equality lens can be integrated into all sustainable bond issuances. It especially focuses on integrating a gender lens into green bonds and sustainability-linked bonds, which together comprise the bulk of the current sustainable bond market.
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