Bloomberg Law
May 4, 2021, 6:21 PM

Gender Equality-Linked Debt Issuance on the Rise, Moody’s Says

Kelsey Butler
Kelsey Butler
Bloomberg News

Debt issuance linked to the economic empowerment of women or tackling gender representation is likely to continue growing, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

  • Moody’s sees this as “credit positive over the long term for corporate issuers and national and regional governments because expanded opportunities for women can reduce operational and reputational risk and benefit economic growth and social cohesion,” analysts led by Brendan Sheehan wrote in a Tuesday note
    • Growing demand from investors and a focus on the economic fallout from Covid-19 on women are among the factors contributing to the increased issuance
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