Through its Bonhôte Impact programme, Banque Bonhôte is investing in bonds issued to support direct and indirect victims of the coronavirus crisis.
The coronavirus pandemic led to a surge in social impact bond issues in April. The aim of these issues is to reduce the economic impact of the pandemic in developing countries.
In particular, the proceeds will be used to finance research and development work relating to screening, vaccines and other drugs to eradicate the symptoms of Covid-19. Funds will also be lent to small businesses affected by the pandemic and spent on machinery to increase production of hygiene and protective equipment.
The bonds fit with the objective of the Bonhôte Impact programme, which is to generate a positive environmental and social impact through its investments. They represent an investment opportunity that enables Bonhôte to diversify its portfolio and increase its contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.