EU Commissioner confirms plans to boost social bond market threefold

Investors call Europe’s debut issuance a “milestone” for capital markets

Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Budget and Administration, (CC-BY-4.0: © European Union 2019 – Source: EP
Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Budget and Administration, (CC-BY-4.0: © European Union 2019 – Source: EP

The EU will triple the volume of social bonds on a global scale, said Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Budget and Administration, in a press conference this morning as he celebrated the record-breaking success of the EU’s first social bond issue.

Union Investment, one of Europe’

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