At the end of 2016, the state of Connecticut launched its first Social Impact Bond. This innovative financial tool is promoted by Social Finance, a not-for-profit organization connecting different types of actors.

In 2006, a group of investors set out six principles for responsible investment, which means incorporating Environmental, Social and corporate Governance (ESG) issues in all their decisions. By taking into account how companies interact with all their stakeholders and their environment, these investors started building a more sustainable financial system.

Why sound investing means incorporating ESG criteria into decision-making

The launch by the World Bank of the first equity-linked bond to explicitly support the Sustainable Development Goals reveals a new value chain that is redefining the role of capital markets in promoting sustainable development.

Global cosmetics pioneer Yves Rocher is at the forefront of developing and producing products that have a close relationship with nature. In this changing world, Yves Rocher evidences how sustainability is a source of creativity, innovation and transformation.

Portuguese group Corticeira Amorim, the world's largest producer of cork stoppers and other cork products, has made innovation a top priority in an industry that is centuries-old.

Finnish forest industry company UPM and BNP Paribas' shared commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility has benefited both firms.

Last 2 years, a breakthrough year for corporate Green Bond issuance

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