ICMA Social Bonds Podcast Series Episode 4: Defining Target Populations


The ICMA Social Bond Working Group is publishing a series of podcasts focusing on aspects of Social Bonds and their markets.

In this episode Philip Watkins, Head of ESG DCM at SMBC Nikko discusses with Anna Smukowski, Senior Director, Capital Programs, Enterprise Community Loan Fund at Enterprise Community Partners and Natasha Garcha, Senior Director, Innovative Finance and Gender-Lens Investing Specialist at the Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), how a focus on gender and racial equality through target populations for social bonds is being addressed in issuance.

Document Links:
Harmonised Framework for Impact Reporting for Social Bonds 
Mapping to the SDGs for GSS Bonds 
Pre-issuance Checklist for Social Bonds
Social Bond Principles
Guidance Handbook

Related podcast:
Social Bonds on the rise

Other podcasts in the series:
Episode 1: SBP Introduction
Episode 2: Current state of the market (July 2022)
Episode 3: Corporates

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