First SDG-linked sovereign bond could be issued this year for gender equality

UN initiative may also result in the creation of an investment fund for SDG5 as efforts accelerate to meet 2030 deadline

The first ever sovereign SDG bond is expected to be issued later this year, RI has learnt. The transaction will be part of new efforts by the UN to create a market for ‘Women’s Bonds’ – aimed at advancing the fifth Sustainable Development Goal for global gender equality by 2030.

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