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April 14, 2022

A Primer on ESG Bonds

ESG: The Bottom Line

Whitney Debevoise, partner in the Corporate & Finance practice, breaks down the two primary types of bonds that sovereigns are issuing in support of ESG purposes: Use of Proceed and KPI bonds. As the volume of these bonds grows, issuers should be sure they understand the fundamental structures and developing standards in order to mitigate risks. Debevoise discusses the developments that we’re going to see going forward, including verification and reporting requirements. What does your business need to know about ESG bonds in a changing environment?

This is part of our ongoing series, “ESG: The Bottom Line,” where we take on some key legal aspects of ESG--from impact investing to whistleblowers, climate risk disclosure to corporate board diversity. All in short videos where we get straight to the bottom line.

» Watch the rest of the “ESG: The Bottom Line” series here.

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