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The creation of standardized economic tools that can be used in the context of infrastructure exchanges may enable a new era of impact investing. Investors can use new standardized metrics to shape the definitions of new asset classes, including green bonds and impact investments in general. In turn, this can create a positive feedback loop as more infrastructure projects are listed and financed on exchanges such as the WCX and CiiX, accelerating the rate of impact investing.