The FTSE Impact Bond Index Series offers a complete set of tools and benchmarks to cover the fast-growing Green, Social and Sustainability (GSS) bonds. In comparison to traditional bonds, Impact Bonds have greater transparency in their use of proceeds and project impacts, providing a vehicle for investors who are looking for investments that yield direct climate, environmental or social benefits.
The FTSE Impact Bond Series leverages LSEG data and Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) data to identify underlying bonds that are in compliance with corresponding international guidelines. Specifically, CBI data is used to identify eligible Green Bonds whose use of proceeds are in line with the Paris Agreement. Refinitiv data identifies eligible Social and Sustainability Bonds that are in line with the core components of International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) Social Bond Principles (SBP) and/or ICMA Sustainability Bond Guidelines (SBG).
Each FTSE Impact Bond Index consists of the below variants based on the underlying index:
- FTSE Global Impact Bond Index (Global Impact)
- FTSE World Broad Investment-Grade Impact Bond Index (WorldBIG Impact)
- FTSE Euro Broad Investment-Grade Impact Bond Index (EuroBIG Impact)
FTSE US Broad Investment-Grade Impact Bond Index (USBIG Impact)
The FTSE Impact Bond Index Series provides 16 flagship indices covering the global, Euro and US impact bond markets across GSS sectors. The series measures the performance of both investment-grade and high-yield, multi-currency GSS debt issued by governments, government agencies, supranationals, corporations and covered bond issuers. Sub-indices are available in any combination in the use of proceeds, currency, country, maturity and rating.
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