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Grass in bin of dirt forming ascending graphWith the rise of big data and analytics, environmental and sustainability programs can be evaluated holistically, considering both direct and downstream impacts. For example, air quality initiatives that seem costly may actually save significant amounts by reducing pollutants that lead to respiratory illness and thus hospital visits. To fund these kinds of efforts, governments issue “future impact bonds,” allowing them to raise capital to address underlying social and environmental problems in exchange for a share of the downstream rewards.

See: Paying for outcomes

 

 

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