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The secondary market trading in muni bonds occurs with inadequate transparency and so investors often pay too much for bonds Example: Investors cannot observe dealer market and thus cannot know market prices. (...) EXPERIENCE: MUNICIPAL PROBLEM Municipal bond market is inefficient in several ways. The small, heterogeneous issues reduce liquidity. There are high costs for underwriting as well as for secondary market trading in OTC markets. (See Dodd 2005). The tax-exempt program creates further inefficiencies by making bonds attractive to only high-net wealth individuals with US tax liabilities.
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Score: 1262748.7 - https://www.un.org/esa/sustdev...egm2007/presentations/dodd.pdf
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Water is expected to be a key investment area for green bonds as the market grows. In the United States alone there will be an estimated $300 billion to $1 trillion invested in clean water infrastructure by 2030. (...) Drivers:  Climate relevance is not always clear for some investment areas, particularly complex areas such as water.  Water infrastructure projects may perpetuate high water consumption or poor water management rather than alleviate climate-related impacts.  Clear definitions and guidelines needed to build a long term credible green bonds market at scale.  Need to ensure impact is achieved. (...) There have also been examples of criteria for water green bonds that have served as a resource to help guide the market in its early developments (e.g.
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Score: 1255236.7 - https://www.un.org/waterforlif...f/Justine_LeighBell_CaseBM.pdf
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Blue bonds: Accelerating Sustainable Ocean Business | UN Global Compact All Participants Search Who We Are The SDGs Participation Take Action Engage Locally Explore Our Library About News Sign In Contact Us Blue bonds: Accelerating Sustainable Ocean Business In this section Communication About the Ocean Stewardship Coalition The Ocean Stewardship 2030 roadmap: ensuring a healthy and productive ocean by 2030 Sustainable Seafood Mapping the Ocean End Waste Entering the Ocean Ocean Renewable Energy Decarbonizing Shipping The Sustainable Ocean Principles: a principles-based approach to sustainable ocean business Blue bonds: Accelerating Sustainable Ocean Business Blueprint Endorsements Blue bonds: Accelerating Sustainable Ocean Business As the largest asset class in the global financial market, the bond market can play a significant role in catalyzing investments to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  (...) The green bond market has seen rapid growth, with more than USD $1 trillion in total issuance , and blue bonds are poised to see a similarly strong market. (...) Resources: Sustainable Ocean Principles Practical Guidances for the Sustainable Ocean Principles Practical Guidance to Issue a Blue Bond  Blue Bonds Reference Paper SDG Bonds: Leveraging the Bond Market for the SDGs Ocean Stewardship 2030 Blue Bonds: The Next Wave of Sustainable Bonds | Morgan Stanley International Capital Market Association European Union Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance Climate Bonds Initiative Contact Action Platform For Sustainable Ocean Business Contact ocean@unglobalcompact.org 212-907-1301 News Events Academy News 2022-01-20 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Global Goals Business Forum at Expo 2020 calls on public and private sectors to align around SDGs 2022-01-13 New York, NY, United States of America United Nations Global Compact to recognize business leaders with 2022 SDG Pioneer programme 2022-01-13 New York, NY, United States of America United Nations Global Compact mourns the loss of Shabnam Siddiqui, Executive Director of Global Compact Network India 2021-12-17 New York, United States of America UN General Assembly reaffirms Global Compact mandate 2021-12-08 Kyiv, Ukraine Winners of Partnership for Sustainability Awards announced in Ukraine 2021-12-02 New York, NY, United States of America Uniting Business Africa — Building a prosperous, thriving, sustainable, resilient continent 2021-11-17 London, United Kingdom Leading international organisations launch Platform to address calls for clarity on how to improve sustainability impacts 2021-11-15 New York, NY, United States of America United Nations Global Compact to advance collective action against corruption 2021-11-09 COP26, GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM, United Kingdom MEDIA ADVISORY FROM UN GLOBAL COMPACT View All News Events 03-Feb-2022 Women's Empowerment Principles 101: Empowering Women in the Workplace, Marketplace, and Community 15-Mar-2022 Online Target Gender Equality Live 01-Jun-2022 New York & Online, United States of America UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2022 View All Events Academy View All Academy Events Help us transform the world through business Contribute Today Sign Up for Our Bulletin Have a Question?
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Score: 1246556.1 - https://www.unglobalcompact.or...ing-sustainable-ocean-business
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UN launches African repo market in bid to lower borrowing costs | Financial Times 03/11/2021 16:20UN launches African repo market in bid to lower borrowing costs | Financial Times Page 1 sur 4https://www.ft.com/content/0c5c2e7f-32e9-4e91-9fca-fab9d5ff59b7 Vera Songwe of UNECA: ‘Cash is king, and you don’t get cash very fast from a lot of African bonds. (...) It allows market participants to access funding by exchanging bonds for cash in transactions that are typically considered to be ultra-safe. (...) “Cash is king, and you don’t get cash very fast from a lot of African bonds,” she said. “We need to create a repo market.”
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Score: 1242817.2 - https://www.uneca.org/sites/de...sts%20%20Financial%20Times.pdf
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The experts were speaking at a virtual workshop on GSS Bond Market Development to build awareness and explore the potential issuance of GSS bonds in West Africa by sovereign government issuers or subnational entities. (...) Given the vast investor demand and potential for GSS bonds to serve the sustainable investment needs of Africa, this workshop objective was to share information about the GSS bond market internationally and the potential for GSS bonds in West Africa. (...) Discussions at the workshop featured on the new market trends, practical experience from recent sovereign GSS bond issuers, requirements for GSS bond programs, a discussion of the benefits and costs associated with issuing different types of GSS bonds, and areas of potential ECA, World Bank and other donor support.
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Score: 1238397.4 - https://www.un.org/africarenew...s-sustainable-investment-needs
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SDG Bonds | Leveraging Capital Markets for the SDGs | UN Global Compact All Participants Search Who We Are The SDGs Participation Take Action Engage Locally Explore Our Library About News Sign In Contact Us Explore our enhanced library Designed to help you find the resources you need to take the next step on your sustainability journey. Back to Listings Resource Author United Nations Global Compact Report (2019) SDG Bonds | Leveraging Capital Markets for the SDGs Resource Author United Nations Global Compact This guide explores the role of the bond market – the largest asset class in the global financial markets – in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (...) A diverse portfolio of SDG Bonds, including sovereign, municipal, corporate and project bonds across developed and emerging markets could fulfill mainstream investors’ growing demand for impact while matching their risk-return appetite.
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Score: 1232844.6 - https://www.unglobalcompact.org/library/5713
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In September 2012, Zambia made a splash on the international private market, launching a 10-year bond at $750 million. (...) Global investors have been eager to purchase these bonds for higher yields amid low returns in mature markets. (...) And for Sy, developing well-functioning domestic bond markets to attract domestic and foreign savings over time is the way to go.  
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Score: 1231995.9 - https://www.un.org/africarenew...e/april-2014/hunting-eurobonds
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Petrobras led the way, issuing a US$ 4 billion dual-tranche bond on January 9, encouraging other issuers to come to the market. (...) The region’s strong international bond market performance was supported by a tightening in bond spreads, although the credit quality in the region continued to deteriorate: there were eleven sovereign downgrades in the first quarter, and only two upgrades. (...) Regarding the region’s financial market prospects, with record low market volatility, lofty asset valuations, excessive amounts of debt and a search for yield that results in large orders for emerging market bond sales, there’s certainly no shortage of challenges.
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Score: 1229080.1 - https://www.cepal.org/en/news/...record-pace-first-quarter-2017
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The experts were speaking at a virtual workshop on GSS Bond Market Development to build awareness and explore the potential issuance of GSS bonds in West Africa by sovereign government issuers or subnational entities. (...) Given the vast investor demand and potential for GSS bonds to serve the sustainable investment needs of Africa, this workshop objective was to share information about the GSS bond market internationally and the potential for GSS bonds in West Africa. (...) “While Africa has 23% of official climate finance, it has less than 1% of global green bond issuances and is paying more than twice more than similarly rated peers to access markets,” noted the ECA Director.
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Score: 1229070.9 - https://www.uneca.org/stories/...s-sustainable-investment-needs
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The experts were speaking at a virtual workshop on GSS Bond Market Development to build awareness and explore the potential issuance of GSS bonds in West Africa by sovereign government issuers or subnational entities. (...) Given the vast investor demand and potential for GSS bonds to serve the sustainable investment needs of Africa, this workshop objective was to share information about the GSS bond market internationally and the potential for GSS bonds in West Africa. (...) “While Africa has 23% of official climate finance, it has less than 1% of global green bond issuances and is paying more than twice more than similarly rated peers to access markets,” noted the ECA Director.
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Score: 1229070.9 - https://www.uneca.org/node/5533
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