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Sustainable Investing in World Bank Bonds

 

Sustainability Report

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The World Bank is the world's largest source of development assistance, providing about $20 billion in loans annually to its member countries. Using the Millennium Development Goals as a roadmap to reducing poverty, the World Bank uses its financial resources, its highly trained staff, and its extensive knowledge base to help each developing country onto a path of stable, sustainable, and equitable growth. Proceeds from World Bank bonds are used for projects that
  • Invest in people, particularly through basic health and education
  • Protect the environment
  • Strengthen the ability of the governments to deliver quality services, efficiently and transparently
  • Promote reforms to create a stable macroeconomic environment, conducive to investment and long­term planning
  • Focus on social development, inclusion, governance, and institution building as key elements of poverty reduction

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