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Sep 5, 2021
08:00 London / 09:00 Paris / 15:00 Beijing
Conference21 - Day 1 - Training Day

MONDAY 06 SEPTEMBER  - TRAINING DAY 

Learning for Change 

Warming up to a full week of panel discussions, the Training Day offers a series of useful short masterclasses for conference participants. In this training programme you will learn all about CBI’s Certification scheme, including how to issue specific labelled bonds, reporting best practices and a special guest workshop. 
09:00 – 09:30
Conference Welcome
09:30 – 11:00
Guest Workshop
11:30 – 13:30
Aligning Reporting Best Practices Masterclass
13:30 – 14:00
Spotlight Interview
14:00 – 16:00
Certification: Assurance and Reliability Masterclass
16:30 – 18:30
How to Issue Resilience Bonds Masterclass
18:30 – 19:15
6th Climate Bonds Awards<
 
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Sep 7, 2021
08:00 London / 09:00 Paris / 15:00 Beijing
Conference21 - Day 2 - Markets Day
TUESDAY 07 SEPTEMBER - MARKETS DAY
 
Beyond the Trillion Dollar Challenge
The Markets Day opens the Climate Bonds Conference21 with a journey through the latest and hottest topics exploring the global markets' reactions to the rising instruments, the boom in green issuances and the growing demand of transparency in reporting and data. We invite an extraordinary array of speakers including influential investors and experienced issuers to discuss the climate ‘social and sustainability’ bonds market in 2021.. 
 
09:00 – 09:30 Keynote Address
09:30 – 11:00 Beyond the Trillion Dollar Challenge - The Fast-Evolving Global Sustainable Debt Market 
11:30 – 13:00  Transparency and Reporting in the Green Bond Market
13:00 – 13:30  Spotlight Interview
13:30 – 15:00  Data Availability and Transparency – The Challenges and Opportunities - In partnership with FoSDA
15:30 – 16:30  Green Bond Pricing In The Primary Market: Developments in 2021 and Beyond
17:00 – 18:00  Markets Day Roundup – A Conversation About the Highlights of the Day
 
* Times in CEST
 
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Sep 7, 2021
08:00 London / 09:00 Paris / 15:00 Beijing
Conference21 - Day 3 - Regional Day

WEDNESDAY 08 SEPTEMBER - REGIONAL DAY

Preparing for the Coming Boom 

On Wednesday we spotlight our regional teams around the globe, starting in China to discuss the incredible journey of decarbonisation. Next, we dive into local actions and opportunities in ASEAN, Africa, and Brazil, Latin America launching the LAC State of the Market Report, and finally, the rising opportunities in the U.S.

09:00 – 10:00
Decarbonising the World's 2nd Largest Economy: China
10:30 – 11:30
ASEAN – The Rising Bloc from Recovery to Strength
12:00 – 13:00
Private Stakeholder Collaboration: The Key to Unlocking Finance for Green Growth and Resilience – In Partnership with FSD Africa
13:30 – 14:30
Financing Brazil’s Sustainable Agriculture Through Green Bonds
15:00 – 16:00
Latin America and Caribbean Sustainable Finance State of the Market
16:30 – 17:30
Growing Opportunities in the U.S. Market for Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds
* Times in CEST
 
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Sep 8, 2021
08:00 London / 09:00 Paris / 15:00 Beijing
Conference21 - Day 4 - Global Day

THURSDAY 09 SEPTEMBER - GLOBAL DAY

The 2030 Green Window

Time is ticking. While we gathered a cumulative of USD 100 trillion of investments in green bonds by December 2020, but we need the same amount every year for investments in climate change. Our Global Day focusses on international cooperation and the Green Window we need to step through to get the main blocs committed and acting. At this panel, representatives of the most relevant regulators will discuss how to move forward and highlight the urgent shift we need on climate action.
 
09:00 – 09:30 The Green Window and Keynote
09:30 – 10:30 Common Ground Taxonomy: China & EU    
11:00 – 12:00  Green Flamingo:  Emerging Markets Central Banks and Climate Risk
12:00 – 12:30  Spotlight Interview
12:30 – 13:30  2030 Commitments, Inevitable Policy Response and The Implications for Green Finance - In Partnership with the Inevitable Policy Response (IPR)
13:30 – 14:00  The Role of Green Bonds in the Net-Zero Transition - In Partnership with the World Climate Foundation
14:00 – 15:30  The Green Window – Geopolitical Alignment on Climate Between The Major Economies
16:00 – 17:00  Green Bonds for Climate Resilience: Unlocking Trillions for a Resilient Future
17:30 – 18:30  Global Day Roundup – A Conversation About the Highlights of the Day 
 
* Times in CEST
 
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Sep 9, 2021
08:00 London / 09:00 Paris / 15:00 Beijing
Conference21 - Day 5 - Transition Day

FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER - TRANSITION DAY

Transition & The 2030 Targets 

"2030 is the new 2050"- Macron said about the urgency of climate change. Our Transitions work was launched at Conference20. On this ‘Transition Day’ we continue this focus with insights into the evolutions in the sustainable finance market that are opening up opportunities for financing transition and share the latest thinking on key sectors that need to undergo the biggest transformations, including energy, steel, chemicals, cement, buildings, transport and agriculture.
09:00 – 09:30
Market Evolutions That Can Drive Transition Finance
09:30 – 10:30
Aligning Transition and Investors: How to Highlight Commonality
11:00 – 12:30
What Does Transition Require From High-Carbon-Emitting Sectors and How to Deliver: An Issuers Perspective
12:30 – 13:00
Spotlight Interview
13:30 – 15:00
Transition for Buildings, Agriculture and Transport
15:00 – 15:30
Keynote Speech
15:30 – 16:00
Transition Finance for Transforming Companies
16:00 – 16:45
Transition Day Roundup – A Conversation About the Highlights of the Day
16:45 – 17:00
Conference Closing Address: The war against time – how will 2021 end and 2022 begin?
* Times in CEST
 

Previous Webinars - with Recordings and Presentation Slides

  • Johanna Lundgren Gestlöf

    Sustainability Manager, SPP
  • Nadine Viel-Lamare

    Senior Advisor Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Nancy Saich

    European Investment Bank

Aug 17, 2021

EU Platform presentation on proposed "Significantly Harmful" & "No Significant Impact" Taxonomies
EU Platform presentation on proposed "Significantly Harmful" & "No Significant Impact" Taxonomies
 
Speakers:
- Nadine Viel-Lamare, Senior Advisor Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
- Nancy Saich, European Investment Bank, Rapporteur for this workgroup
- Johanna Lundgren Gestlöf, Sustainability Manager, SSP
  • Dumisani Nxumalo

    Presidential Climate Commission
  • Saliem Fakir

    Executive Director, The African Climate Foundation
  • Samatha Ashman

    Associate Professor, University of Johannesburg
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Shameela Ebrahim

    Senior Manager, Group Strategy and Sustainability, Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Aug 10, 2021

Financing South Africa's Energy Transition: Unlocking Viable Economic Investments for an African New Deal

The webinar aims to cover key topics on energy transition in Africa, the role of green finance, the potential for an African new green deal, and highlight case studies from around the world. 

Supported by Agora and hosted in collaboration with the African Climate Foundation, the event will also mark the launch of the “Green Bonds in South Africa: How Green Bonds Can Support South Africa’s Energy Transition” Report, providing key insights to market practitioners in climate finance and renewable energy.

The webinar will provide the foundational steps for surfacing new narratives and approaches for policymakers to begin to incorporate wider development questions into climate change policy formulation processes, with the aim to: 

- Shift the narrative on transition for Africa to leadership and ambition 

- Shape the global discourse on Just Transition 

- Catalyse large emitters to use climate finance to finance a credible and ambitious transition 

We will be brining you a distinguished panel of speakers (TBA) from the development finance sector and key policy institutions. The platform aims to bring together experts from the climate finance sector, banking sector, government, energy, industry as well as think tanks and civil society organisations.

We would like to thank our sponsor Agora for their support. 

 

  • Aditya Bahadur

    Research Associate, Global Risks and Resilience, ODI
  • Emani Kumar

    Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI and Executive Director, ICLEI South Asia
  • Émilie Maehara

    Deputy Executive Director of the Global Fund for Cities Development (FMDV), UCLG
  • Idan Sasson

    Project Coordinator at Climate Policy Initiative, Leadership for Urban Climate Investment (LUCI), CCFLA
  • Krista Tukiainen

    Head of Research and Reporting, Market Intelligence, Climate Bonds

Aug 4, 2021

The Power of Resilience: Developing Local Sustainable Finance
Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) has joined the programme Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030), a 10-year long initiative to strengthen the resilience of cities around the world.  

This webinar brings together the main organisations supporting cities and municipalities around the world, as well as partners of the MCR2030. We will discuss how the challenges and opportunities for cities to become greener are impacted by the pandemic, and how resilience can set the tone and pace of developing sustainable finance.

 
Date:  5th August 2021, Thursday

Time:
10:30 - 12:00
London
11:30 - 13:00
Geneva/Cairo
12:30 - 14:00
Nairobi
16:30 - 18:00
Bangkok
17:30 - 19:00
Beijing
18:30 - 20:00
Luncheon

Event Language: English

Format: Online via Zoom

FREE
  • Atsuko Kajiwara

    Executive Officer, Head of Sustainable Finance Evaluation Group, Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd.
  • Hiroshi Nishikawa

    Executive Director, Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency, JRTT
  • Kazushi Shimizu

    Head of SDGs Finance, Debt Capital Market Dept, Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.
  • Ryosuke Imai

    Deputy Director for Environmental Finance, Environment and Economy Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Aug 4, 2021

Development of taxonomies worldwide and their impact on Japan

The Climate Bonds Initiative and Daiwa Securities invite you to the webinar “Development of

taxonomies worldwide and their impact on Japan” on 5 August 2021, Thursday, which will provide

insights into the latest development of sustainable finance in Japan, as it continues to ramp up

efforts in green finance and the transition to a low carbon economy.

In October 2020, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced Japan’s commitment to net-

zero emissions by 2050. This represents a key milestone for the country which aligns its climate

ambition with that of many European countries. Japan is also one of three East Asian countries,

alongside South Korea and China, to formally commit to net zero targets.

Speakers:

  •    Kazushi Shimizu, Head of SDGs Finance, Debt Capital Market  Dept, Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.  
  •    Ryosuke Imai, Deputy Director for Environmental Finance, Environment and Economy Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of the Environment (Japan)
  •    Hiroshi Nishikawa,  Executive Director, Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency, JRTT
  •    Tamami Ota, Director, Senior Researcher, Financial & Capital Market Research Dept., Head of Office of SDGs Research & Consulting, Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd
  •    Atsuko Kajiwara, Executive Officer, Head of Sustainable Finance
  •    Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  •    Shunsuke Oshida, Managing Director, Head of Credit Research, Japan Manulife Investment Management (Japan) Limited
  • Ashley Schulten

    Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investing for Global Fixed Income, BlackRock
  • Fiona Reynolds

    CEO, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • Mark Fulton

    Program Director, Inevitable Policy Response (IPR)
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jul 29, 2021

The Climate Policy Acceleration - Outlook and Impacts for Investors

Climate Bonds Initiative invites you to The Climate Policy Acceleration- Impacts for Investors - Joint Event with PRI and the Inevitable Policy Response (IPR). 

Commissioned by the PRI in 2018, the Inevitable Policy Response seeks to provide institutional investors with a forward assessment of coming acceleration in global policy on climate, carbon, energy and land use transition. 

Against the backdrop of the 2023 Paris Stocktake and the 2025 Paris Ratchet, IPR forecasts an acceleration of policy maker actions.  

  • What are the IPR latest forecasts? 
  • Are investors ready for the coming acceleration? 
  • What effect will the 2023 Paris global Stocktake have on policy makers? 
  • What are the implications for investors, climate finance and green capital markets?  

Join PRI head Fiona Reynolds in conversation with IPR's Mark Fulton and Climate Bonds chief Sean Kidney, looking to 2025 and beyond.  

A unique event with global voices on ESG, climate policy and green investment.

Thursday July 29th 2021

11:00 London / 12:00 Brussels / 18:00 Hong Kong

Moderator: Fiona Reynolds, CEO PRI

Speakers:

  • Ashley Schulten, Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investing, Global Fixed Income, BlackRock
  • Mark Fulton, Program Director, Inevitable Policy Response (IPR)
  • Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative 
 
  • Gwen Yu

    Head, Sustainable Business Strategy & Innovation, BNP Paribas
  • Nadia Humphries

    Co-Rapporteur Platform for Sustainable Finance, European Commission
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jul 19, 2021

EU Platform on Sustainable Finance presents: EU Taxonomy series: What it means for banks

In the finale of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance presents: EU Taxonomy series, Sean Kidney Climate Bonds CEO, will be joined by expert panellists to discuss the ramifications of the EU Taxonomy for banks and the banking system.

Gwen Yu and Nadia Humphreys, two champions of sustainable finance, will be on hand to provide industry insights amidst this exciting moment for sustainable finance under the EU’s growing leadership in the space.  

  • Bradley Komenda

    Portfolio Manager and Deputy Director of Investment Grade Corporates, Amundi Asset Management
  • Caroline Harrison

    Green Bonds Pricing Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Lisa M. Bozzelli

    Capital Markets, Fannie Mae
  • Patrick Mispagel

    Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Moody’s ESG Solutions

Jul 13, 2021

First Sustainable Debt: North America State of the Market 2021

The Sustainable Debt: North America State of the Market 2021 research paper is the first standalone report that provides a complete analysis on the size and scale of the North American market.

Join the launch event for major insights from the report that follows a discussion with panelists ranging from Issuers, Investors, CRAs and Underwriters exploring the policy developments and commitments, and opportunities for growth in the region. 

Moderated by Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds, the following speakers will be in attendance: 

- Caroline Harrison, co-author of report, Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Patrick Mispagel, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Moody’s ESG Solutions

- Bradley Komenda, Portfolio Manager and Deputy Director of Investment Grade Corporates, Amundi Asset Management  

- Lisa M. Bozzelli , Director, Multifamily Capital Markets, Fannie Mae

- TBC

North America stands as a dominant sustainable finance market, but the picture is far from perfect. US and Canada are yet to actualise their full potential, get across the full story, register your interest!

 

  • Karsten Löffler

    German Government's Sustainable Finance Advisory Council
  • Nancy Saich

    European Investment Bank
  • Nathan Fabian

    PRI & Chair of the EU Platform
  • Paolo Marullo Reedtz

    Former Director General for Markets and Payments System, Bank of Italy
  • Sandrine Dixon-Declève

    Club of Rome

Jul 12, 2021

EU Platform on Sustainable Finance: proposed "Significantly Harmful" & "No Significant Impact" Taxonomies

Tuesday 13 July, 15:00 CET

EU Platform on Sustainable Finance presentation on proposed "Significantly Harmful" & "No Significant Impact" Taxonomies

Nancy Saich, European Investment Bank, Rapporteur for this workgroup, speaking with Nathan Fabian, Principles for Responsible Investment & Chair of the EU Platform

  • Antje Schneeweiß

    EKD's Church Investors Working Group
  • Bryan Coughlan

    Sustainable Finance Officer, BEUC
  • Gaia Ghirardi

    Head of Sustainability, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
  • Nathan Fabian

    PRI & Chair of the EU Platform
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jul 11, 2021

The EU Platform on Sustainable Finance presents: proposed "Social Taxonomy"

Monday 12 July, 15:00 CET

EU Platform presentation on proposed "Social" Taxonomy

Antje Schneeweiß, EKD's Church Investors Working Group, Rapporteur for this workgroup, speaking with Nathan Fabian, Principles for Responsible Investment & Chair of the EU Platform

  • Amanda Giorgi

    Senior Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Clifford Lee

    Managing Director & Global Head Fixed Income Treasury & Markets, DBS Bank
  • Laetitia Hamon

    Head of Sustainable Finance, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
  • Robert Eigenheer

    Head of Capital Markets & Head of Treasury & Asset Management, EUROFIMA
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jul 8, 2021

Climate Investment Opportunities: Climate Aligned Bonds and Issuers
 Climate Bonds Initiative (Climate Bonds) presents the 8th edition of the flagship report “Climate-aligned bonds and issuers” 2020. Day 1 of 2. European / American time zone friendly.







The report identifies global climate-aligned investment opportunities that exist beyond the thematic bond market.







With over USD 913bn of unlabelled climate-aligned bonds, our research highlights opportunities to scale-up the thematic bond market- which has already reached an incredible USD 1tr in 2020- and informs investors on ‘hidden’ climate-aligned investment opportunities.







Moderated by Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds, the following speakers will be in attendance:







- Amanda Giorgi, Senior Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Yulanda Chung,Head of Sustainability Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank

- Clifford Lee, Managing Director & Global Head Fixed Income Treasury & Markets, DBS Bank

- Laetitia Hamon, Head of Sustainable Finance Luxembourg Stock Exchange

- Robert Eigenheer, Head of Capital Markets & Head of Treasury & Asset Management, EUROFIMA
- Calvin Quek, Senior Environmental Specialist AIIB





Join our expert panel of speakers as we provide more analysis on climate-aligned bonds and issuers and discuss prospects for growth of climate-aligned investment opportunities and their relevance to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

  • Ivy Lau

    General Manager China Office, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jun 24, 2021

The Greater Bay Area (GBA) Green Infrastructure Investment Forum Co-hosted with the Guangdong Green Finance Committee

A one-day event exploring the green infrastructure investment opportunities in the GBA, bringing together potential pipeline issuers with international investors, and creating a stronger dialogue around the need for green infrastructure investment using green bonds and other green debt instruments. [View event date/time in your timezone](link is external)

  • Alex Vervuurt

    Lead Auditor, Bureau Veritas
  • Anna Creed

    Head of Standards, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Charton Locks

    COO, Produzindo Certo
  • Fabricio Pezente

    CEO, Traive Finance

Jun 23, 2021

Agriculture Criteria: How to Identify Eligible Projects and Assets

Augmenting investment into agriculture offers enormous potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The land use sector receives only 2.5% of public mitigation finance yet is responsible for up to about 25% of global emissions. Only 0.9% of green bond investment is directed towards land use. 

The Agriculture Criteria will assist in creating new capital flows into the sector with a new science-based framework that includes definitions and a screening mechanism for projects, assets, and activities against which both issuers and investors can assess green bonds. The qualifying projects and assets will be eligible for Certification under the Climate Bonds Standard.

The Climate Bonds Initiative sees a role for the $100 trillion bond market in addressing the huge funding needs of the global agriculture sector.

 

 

  • Helena Viñes Fiestas

    Commissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets Authority, Rapporteur of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jun 21, 2021

The EU Platform on Sustainable Finance presents: Practical Briefings on the EU Taxonomy

USABILITY AND DATA WEBINARS







Monday 21 June, 15:00-16:15 CET



Introduction & the role of the Taxonomy 1/4



Helena Viñes FiestasCommissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets Authority, Rapporteur of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance speaking with Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds







Monday 28 June, 15:00-16:15 CET



What it means for INVESTORS 2/4



Nadia Humphries of Bloomberg and EU Platform co-Rapporteur of Usability & Data Workgroup, with a guest speaker from the investment sector, speaking with Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds







Monday 5 July, 15:00-16:15 CET



3/4: What it means for CORPORATIONS 3/4



Helena Vines Fiestas of Spain's National Securities Market Commission and EU Platform co-Rapporteur of Usability & Data Workgroup, with a guest speaker from the corporate sector, speaking with Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds







Monday 19 July, 15:00-16:15 CET



What it means for BANKS 4/4



Nadia Humphries of Bloomberg and EU Platform co-Rapporteur of Usability & Data Workgroup, and a guest speaker from the banking sector, speaking with Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds







The Usability and Data webinars have been hosted by the Climate Bonds Initiative and co-hosted by SEB Group, RTO Lithuania, European Construction Industry Federation, Business & Science Poland, SME United, BNP Paribas, UNEP Finance Initiative

  • Chris Moore

    Sustainability Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Ian Walker

    Director, Element Energy
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jun 8, 2021

The Electrical Grids and Storage Criteria – Public Consultation Webinar

Expanding and upgrading electricity grid and storage infrastructure is crucial to meeting the steep decarbonisation goals for energy systems. More flexible and distributed systems are needed to bring about clean electricity.



At the same time, this infrastructure is vital for the decarbonisation of other sectors. For industrial sectors or buildings, electrification is a key means to achieving that. The dependence of so many sectors and societies on stable electricity provision makes grid resilience essential.



This webinar will discuss Climate Bonds' development of criteria for the transmission and distribution of electricity (i.e. Grids). Laying out the rationale and direction behind this criteria, we are seeking engagement from reviewers around the world to feed into our public consultation process for these Criteria.

  • Camila Ramos

    CEO of Cela, ABSOLAR - Brazil’s Solar Energy Association
  • Carolina Barreto

    Programme Manager Latina America, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Jonas Enrico Luini

    Structuring and Sales, TCX Fund
  • Robert Voskuilen

    FMO, Dutch Development Bank

Jun 8, 2021

FX Hedging Opportunities for Green Bonds in Latin America

Green Bond investors are not exempt from the foreign exchange risks in their portfolios. Besides, risks cannot be eliminated; however, they can be transferred through different financial structures or derivative products provided by the leading financial institutions. This is particularly true in well-developed and liquid capital markets but not so in emerging markets.







To tackle this challenge, TCX Fund offers global solutions to manage currency risk in developing and frontier markets for local currencies. This allows investors and bond issuers to protect themselves from any currency volatility.







Climate Bonds Initiative is aware of this risk and the critical role that hedging opportunities can play in developing the sustainable financial market in Latin America. FX hedging solution can help drive down the cost of capital for climate projects in the region and increase international investor's interest.



 

  • Alexander Vasa

    Financial Institutions Senior Specialist, IDB
  • Antonio Keglevich

    Head of Sustainable Finance Advisory, UniCredit
  • Maria Netto

    Financial Institutions Principal Specialist, IDB
  • Miguel Almeida

    Research Manager and Lead Author, Climate Bonds
  • Patrick Ho

    Sustainable Development Manager, Swire Properties

May 26, 2021

Post Issuance Reporting in the Green Bond Market 2021

Climate Bonds Initiative invite you to the Post Issuance Reporting in the Green Bond Market 2021 produced with support from IDB, UniCredit and Lyxor AM







The green finance revolution and the huge role it will play in fighting climate change relies on the integrity of the market and investor’s capacity to know what their capital is funding.







We have seen the market growing to an incredible USD 1 trillion and simultaneously, interest in UoP and impact reporting to inform investor decision-making process is increasingly gaining the centre focus.







Join our expert panel of speakers as we provide a detailed analysis on the future of sustainability reporting for investors, issuers, regulators and other player in mainstream finance.







Wednesday May 26th 2021



08:00 New York / 13:00 London / 20:00 Beijing







Speakers:



- Maria Netto, Financial Institutions Principal Specialist, IDB







- Alexander Vasa, Financial Institutions Senior Specialist, IDB







- Antonio Keglevich, Head of Sustainable Finance Advisory, UniCredit







- Patrick Ho, Sustainable Development Manager, Swire Properties







- Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds







- Miguel Almeida, Research Manager and Lead Author, Climate Bonds







This is the 3rd iteration of our Post Issuance Reporting in the Green Bond Market Series.







Post-issuance reporting on the use of proceeds (UoP) is a core component of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) and the Green Loan Principles (GLP). Issuers that are effectively reporting on the environmental impacts of funded projects ensure the transparency and accountability that underpins the credibility of green bonds and loans.

  • Ivy Lau

    General Manager China Office, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Kenneth Hui

    Head of Market Development, HKMA
  • Luying Gan

    Head of Sustainable Bonds, Debt Capital Markets, Asia-Pacific Global Banking, HSBC
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Tracy Wong Harris

    Vice President and Deputy Secretary General, HKGFA

May 14, 2021

Hong Kong State of the Market 2020 Launch

The Climate Bonds Initiative, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), HSBC and the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) invite you to the Online Launch via Webinar of the Hong Kong Green Bond Market Briefing 2020.

The event will provide insights on key trends and developments in the Hong Kong green finance market focussing on green bond issuance, policy and market growth. Outlook for 2021 including Hong Kong’s closer collaboration with the Greater Bay Area (GBA) in promoting green finance, and the actions required to build a climate-resilient financial system will also be discussed. 

Launch Webinar 

Agenda

Date: 14 May 2021, Friday

Time: 15:00 - 16:00 Hong Kong/ 08:00 - 09:00 London

 

15.00 - 15.05     Welcome and introductory remarks

Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

15.05 - 15.15     Key findings of the Hong Kong Green Bond Market Briefing 2020

Ivy Lau, General Manager East Asia, Client Services, Climate Bonds Initiative

15.15 - 15.50     2021 outlook – boosting green finance in Hong Kong to bolster Asia’s push for carbon neutrality

Kenneth Hui, Head of Market Development Division, HKMA

Luying Gan, Head of Sustainable Bonds, Debt Capital Markets Asia-Pacific, HSBC

Tracy Wong Harris, Deputy Secretary General, HKGFA and Head of Sustainable Finance, Greater China and North Asia, Standard Chartered 

15.50 – 16.00    Q&A

Join via Zoom 

Hong Kong Green Bond Market Briefing 2020 is produced in partnership with HSBC and supported by the HKMA and the Hong Kong Green Finance Association. 

  • Cedric Rimaud

    ASEAN Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative (Singapore)
  • Jonathan Drew

    Managing Director, ESG Solutions, Global Banking - HSBC
  • Pushkala Ratan

    Regional Lead, Climate Finance Asia, Financial Institutions Group, IFC
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Apr 29, 2021

Launch: ASEAN Sustainable Finance State of the Market in partnership with HSBC

Climate Bonds in partnership with HSBC invite you to the online launch of the ASEAN Sustainable Finance State of the Market 2020 report, produced with the support of HSBC.

The ASEAN sustainable finance market expanded in 2020 despite the negative impact of COVID-19.

Market and investor interest is increasingly being focused on the role that green bonds, green loans, social and sustainability bonds can play in sustainable development, infrastructure investment and low carbon growth paths.

Following on from our landmark Green Finance report of 2020, our first ASEAN Sustainable Finance- State of the Market report analyses in detail regional and national investment developments across green, social and sustainable labels.  

Join us for insights on key trends and developments for the sustainable finance market in ASEAN in 2020, including market growth, the role that Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) like the International Finance Corporation (IFC) could play in shaping the region’s sustainable finance ecosystem, opportunities brought about by the “build back better” agenda, and what we may expect to see in 2021 for sustainable finance in ASEAN.

Thursday April 29th, 2021

09:00 London / 15:00 Hanoi, Bangkok, Jakarta / 16:00 Singapore, Hong Kong / 18:00 Sydney

 

Agenda:

16:00 - Introductory remarks, Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

16:05 - Report Key findings, Cedric Rimaud, ASEAN Program Manager - Climate Bonds Initiative 

16:20 - Remarks by Jonathan Drew, Managing Director, ESG Solutions, Global Banking - HSBC

16:30 - Remarks by Pushkala Ratan, Regional Lead, Climate Finance Asia, Financial Institutions Group, IFC 

16:40 - Q&A Moderator: Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

17:00 - Close

 

  • Bernhard Windisch

    Head of Unit - Budget Performance & Policy Mainstreaming, European Commission 
  • Ingo Speich

    Head of Sustainability & Corporate Governance, Deka Investment
  • Krista Tukiainen

    Head of Research and Reporting, Market Intelligence, Climate Bonds
  • Paroche Hutachareon

    Director - Strategic Risk Management Group at Public Debt Management Office, Thailand
  • Rupert Cadbury

    Fixed Income Portfolio Strategist, State Street Global Advisors

Apr 27, 2021

Sustainable Debt Global State of the Market 2020 Report Launch

Join us for the launch of the Sustainable Debt Global State of the Market 2020 report. 

The tenth iteration in our flagship State of the Market series, with definitive data and analysis of the shape & size of the green, social, and sustainable debt market in 2020. 

Developments in Transition, green recovery finance and EU green market leadership during 2020 will be reviewed. 

The major factors driving green investment and market directions in 2021/2022 will be discussed by the expert panel. 

A one-off opportunity to explore an extraordinary year in green finance and growth tends in coming years. 

Moderator:

- Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Guest Speakers: 

- Krista Tukiainen, Head of Research and Reporting, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Bernhard Windisch, Head of Unit – Budget Performance & Policy Mainstreaming, European Commission

- Paroche Hutachareon, Director – Strategic Risk Management Group at Public Debt Management Office, Thailand 

- Rupert Cadbury, Fixed Income Portfolio Strategist, State Street Global Advisors

- Ingo Speich, Head of Sustainability & Corporate Governance, Deka Investment

Webinar details:

Tuesday 27th April 2021

06:00 New York / 11.00 London / 12.00 Paris / 17.00 Bangkok / 18:00 HK / 20:00 Sydney

  • Derry Hubbard

    Global Head of Debt Capital Markets, Danske Bank
  • Krista Tukiainen

    Head of Research and Reporting, Market Intelligence, Climate Bonds
  • Lars Mackey

    Head of DCM Sustainable Bonds, Danske Bank
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Apr 22, 2021

Nordics State of the Market presenting a review of 2020 and the outlook ahead in partnership with Danske Bank

Nordics State of the Market presenting a review of 2020 and the outlook ahead

Krista Tukiainen, Head of Research - Market Intelligence at Climate Bonds Initiative gives an update based on the findings in the Climate Bonds Nordics State of the Market. 

The EU Taxonomy Delegated Act

Sean Kidney, CEO at Climate Bonds Initiative and a member of the European Commission's Platform on Sustainable Finance. Sean was also a member of the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and the EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. 

Sean will present the outcomes of the EU Taxonomy Delegated Act and discuss the implications and possibilities it brings. Sean will also discuss the differences between the suggestions brought forward by the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and the Delegated Act as well as how the differences will affect the Nordics.

 

Agenda

09.30    Opening remarks by E. Derry Hubbard

                 Global Head of Primary Markets at Danske Bank

 

09.40    Key note presentation: Nordic State Of The Market by Krista Tukiainen

                 Head of Research - Market Intelligence at Climate Bonds Initiative

 

10.10     Panel discussion 1 /

                  Sustainable Bonds, insights and thoughts on the road ahead

                  Moderator Lars Mac Key, Head of DCM Sustainable Bonds Danske Bank 

                  Björn Bergstrand, Head of Sustainability at Kommuninvest

                  Kristofer Klondaris, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Öhman

 

10.35      Key note presentation: EU Taxonomy Update by Sean Kidney

                   CEO at Climate Bonds Initiative

 

11.20      Panel discussion 2 /

                   A Nordic perspective on the implications of the EU Taxonomy Delegated Act

                   Moderator Samu Slotte, Global Head of Sustainable Finance Danske Bank

                   Sean Kidney, CEO at Climate Bonds Initiative

                   Luca De Lorenzo, Head of Sustainability and Mandate at NIB

 

11.55      Closing remarks

 

12.00      End of event

  • Emma Sri Martini

    Director of Finance PT Pertamina, Indonesia
  • Eric Nietsch

    CFA, Head of ESF Asia Manulife Investment Management
  • Justine Leigh-Bell

    Deputy CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Vu Chi Dzung

    Director-General International Cooperation Department (ICD) State Securities Commission of Viet Nam (SSC)

Apr 8, 2021

Transition Finance Series- Asia-Pacific

Transitioning to a zero-carbon economy remains one of the greatest challenges facing the planet, critical to ensuring we hit international targets to tackle climate change and save the natural world from irreversable degradation.

Finance has a huge role to play in this challenge. The green label is well-established and is the foundation of a climate-concious market that has been soaring in recent years. However, a serious-shot at transtition of a global economy will require efforts from all sectors, and the green label alone leaves the sustainable debt market too exclusive. Finance needs to also be targeted at higher-emmission sectors that can be steered into a green future. 

Climate Bonds Inititiative has been working to cultivate principles for a transition market since the release of the Financing Credible Transition Paper in September 2020. Reaching clear definitions on Transition Finance that are ambitious, inclusive and felxible will mobilise finance to support the campaign for a net-zero future in accordance with international targets. 

Asia-Pacific is one of the regions in the world most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. If the region continues to operate under business-as-usual, the consequences will be severe for the region’s environment and economy.

There is a pressing need for Asia-Pac governance and markets to show climate leadership. The era of transition finance can offer the solutions for the region away from emmission intensive activities.

Join us for an insightful discussion with guest speakers on the opportunity that Transition Finance poses for a sustainable future for ASEAN.

Speakers:

1. Mr. Vu Chi Dzung, Director-General

International Cooperation Department (ICD)

State Securities Commission of Viet Nam (SSC)

2. Ms. Emma Sri Martini, Director of Finance

PT Pertamina, Indonesia

3. Mr. Eric Nietsch, CFA, Head of ESG Asia

Manulife Investment Management

4. Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

5. Justine Leigh-Bell, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

6. Michelle Horsefield, Climate Transitions Manager, Climate Bonds Intititive 

  • Liao Yuan

    Managing Director, CECEP Consulting
  • Lu Zhengwei

    Chief Economist, China Industrial Bank
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Stefen Shin

    Principal Investment Officer, Capital Markets & Structured Products, AIIB
  • Tanguy Claquin

    Head of Sustainable Banking, Crédit Agricole CIB

Apr 1, 2021

Transition Finance Series - China

Transitioning to a zero-carbon economy remains one of the greatest challenges facing the planet, critical to ensuring we hit international targets to tackle climate change and save the natural world from irreversable degradation.

Finance has a huge role to play in this challenge. The green label is well-established and is the foundation of a climate-concious market that has been soaring in recent years. However, a serious-shot at transtition of a global economy will require efforts from all sectors, and the green label alone leaves the sustainable debt market too exclusive. Finance needs to also be targeted at higher-emmission sectors that can be steered into green future. 

Climate Bonds Inititiative has been working to cultivate principles for a transition market since the release of the Financing Credible Transition Paper in September 2020. Reaching clear definitions on Transition Finance that are ambitious, inclusive and felxible will mobilise finance to support the campaign for a net-zero future in accordance with international targets. 

As one of the world's largest economies, China's transition to a low carbon economy is pivotal in the fight against climate change and how the country manages this is sure to have global implications. Having recently outlined the 14th five year plan and further long-term targets for emmissions reductions, this discussion marks an opportunity to embed transition discourse in the developing national context. 

There is urgency for the national governments and markets to move away from reliance on emmission-intensive activities, such as coal-power generation, this webinar on transition finance will support the discussion on how a transition label can be utilised to this end and other developments for climate action. 

Join us for an informative discussion with guest speakers on the opportunity that Transition Finance poses for the new green economy.

  • Alexandra Beust

    Head of Investor Relations, The Federal Republic of Germany - Finance Agency
  • Caroline Harrison

    Green Bonds Pricing Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Francois Millet

    ETF, Index, and Quant Fund Development, Lyxor
  • Gerard Kits

    Head of Treasury, TenneT
  • Manuel Adamini

    Director, Responsible Investment (RI) Strategist, BMO Global Asset Management

Mar 17, 2021

Green Bond Pricing in the Primary Market (H2 2020)

Reflecting on the whirlwind of 2020, through the latest in a market-leading research series from Climate Bonds Initiative.

The record-breaking third quarter of 2020 drove green issuance to its largest to date, a resilient resurgence despite the initial shock of the pandemic.

How have these competing forces affect green bond pricing?

Which global actors are the most prominent in the green surge?

What can we expect in 2021?

Climate Bonds Green Bond Pricing in the Primary Market H2 2020 examines the pricing dynamics of qualifying green bonds issued in the second half of 2020. The findings of the paper will be presented by the author, Caroline Harrison.

Sign-up for the insightful panel discussion lead by Manuel Adamini as they explore some of the themes arising in the research. These include:

- the ‘greenium’

- the extraordinary growth in green ETF assets,

- role of sovereign issuers in the growth of the GSS bond market, - how green bonds can contribute to the transition to a low carbon and sustainable future.

We bring you speakers from government, industry and finance as we look back on 2020 and look ahead to another huge year for green finance.

Webinar details:

17th March 2021, Wednesday

10:45 London / 11:45 Paris

Speakers:

- Alexandra Beust, Head of Investor Relations, The Federal Republic of Germany - Finance Agency

- Gerard Kits, Head of Treasury, TenneT

- Caroline Harrison, Senior Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Manuel Adamini, Senior Advisor, Climate Bonds Initiative (Moderator)

- Francois Millet, Head of Strategy, ESG, and Innovation, Lyxor

* More speakers coming soon!

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  • Chaoni Huang

    Secretary General, Hong Kong Green Finance Association
  • Jessica Robinson

    Founder, Moxie Future
  • Mushtaq Kapasi

    Mushtaq Kapasi
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Zalina Shamsudin

    General Manager, Capital Markets Malaysia

Mar 8, 2021

Malaysia | Report Launch |Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities

The role of infrastructure in Malaysia is critical to promoting sustainable economic growth, improving regional connectivity, and achieving low-carbon climate solutions in the country.







Climate change has already had significant adverse impacts on Malaysia, including increased annual surface temperature and rainfall, sea level rise, and other extreme weather events. The country has also witnessed the depletion of natural resources and an increase of greenhouse gases (GHGs) due to intense energy consumption for its rapid growth. Thus, the significant scaling-up of investment in green infrastructure is critical for Malaysia to meet its climate commitments, build resilience to the impacts of climate change and achieve rapid economic development.







With this backdrop, the Climate Bonds Initiative, in partnership with the Securities Commission Malaysia (SCM) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is launching the Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities (GIIO) Malaysia* report. The report aims to highlight green investment opportunities in Malaysia and to support the country’s transition to a low carbon economy. This webinar aims to facilitate greater engagement on this topic between project owners and developers, and institutional investors. Green infrastructure and corresponding green finance instruments are explored in the report, with sector-by-sector investment options presented.

  • Julie Becker

    Deputy CEO, LuxSE
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Feb 25, 2021

Boosting climate finance through Climate-Aligned Issuers Launch Event

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) and Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) have joined forces on a new initiative and have the pleasure to invite you to an exciting virtual launch event on Thursday 25 February, 2021 at 10:30 CET (9:30 GMT). During the 45-minute webinar, we will unveil a brand new dimension of the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX) made possible through a partnership with CBI.

With the global threat of climate change facing humankind, the need to mobilise capital to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy has become more important than ever. That’s why we have decided to shine a light on climate-aligned issuers who are actively supporting the necessary transition through their environmentally friendly business activities.

Join us for the launch event and learn more!

  • Introduction by Arnaud Delestienne, Member of the Executive Committee & Director of International Capital Markets, LuxSE
  • Moderated dialogue - The role of Climate-Aligned Issuers in accelerating sustainable finance
    • Julie Becker, Deputy CEO, LuxSE and Founder, LGX    
    • Sean Kidney, CEO, CBI
    • Moderated by Chiara Caprioli, Senior Business Development Manager, LuxSE
  • Interview with a Climate-Aligned Issuer:
    • Robert Eigenheer, Head Capital Markets and Head Treasury/Asset Management, Eurofima
    • Moderated by Carlo Oly, Head of Relationship Management, LuxSE
  • Q&A and closing remark
  • Apenisa Tuicakau

    Reserve Bank of Fiji
  • Farnam Bidgoli

    Head of Sustainable Bonds, DCM EMEA, HSBC
  • Luky Alfirman

    Director General, Debt office of Indonesia MOF
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Swisa Ariyapruchya

    Section Head (Sustainability), Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research (PIER)

Feb 23, 2021

Sovereign Green, Social, and Sustainability Bond Survey: Asean Webinar
 
Following the release of the Sovereign Green, Social, and Sustainability (GSS) Bond Survey Report, Sean Kidney is joined by expert guests to discuss the report findings and the opportunities these present for the Asia-Pacific market.
  • Guojun An

    Deputy Secretary General, China Green Finance
  • Kheng-Siang Ng

    Asia Pacific Head of Fixed Income, State Street Global Advisors
  • Luying Gan

    Head of Sustainable Bonds, Debt Capital Markets, Asia-Pacific Global Banking, HSBC
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Tingting Zhang

    Director of International Rating and Managing Director of International Business Department, CCXI

Feb 5, 2021

Sovereign Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Survey China Webinar

Following the release of the Sovereign Green, Social, and Sustainability (GSS) Bond Survey Report, Sean Kidney is joined by a number of guests to discuss the report findings and the opportunities these present for the China market. 

  • Alexandre Vincent

    Green Bonds Manager, Agence France Tresor
  • Caroline Harrison

    Green Bonds Pricing Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Elvira Eurlings

    Director of the Dutch State Treasury Agency (DSTA)
  • Jonathan Drew

    Managing Director, ESG Solutions, Global Banking - HSBC
  • Manuel Adamini

    Director, Responsible Investment (RI) Strategist, BMO Global Asset Management

Jan 28, 2021

Report Launch: Sovereign Green Bond Issuers' Survey

Following the release of the Sovereign Green, Social, and Sustainability (GSS) Bond Report, this webinar invites guest speakers to talk about the benefits of issuing these instruments. This discussion will offer a real insight into the processes and advantages of Sovereign GSS issuance, with the first-hand experience from state finance officials. The Climate Bonds Report found the benefits to Include: Catalysing or enhancing local markets, amplifying transparency, increased investor participation, pricing benefits, and collaboration.







To hear this and more on the Report findings. Register now!

  • Cedric Rimaud

    ASEAN Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative (Singapore)
  • Farhad Tagizadeh-Hesary

    Tokai University
  • Han Phoumin

    Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
  • Joost Siteur

    USAID Clean Power Asia
  • Peter du Pont

    Asia Clean Energy Partners

Dec 7, 2020

How to advance green bond markets by providing support for cross-border flows

Next in our ASEAN 2020 Webinar series: Climate finance, green bonds market building & cross border investment flows.

  • Adam Matthews

    Director of Ethics & Engagement, Church of England Pensions Board
  • Anna Creed

    Head of Standards, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Marissa Drew

    Marissa Drew, Chief Executive Officer Impact Advisory and Finance, Credit Suisse.
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Stephen Liberatore

    Managing Director/Head of ESG Impact, Nuveen

Nov 30, 2020

Building a Market for Green Transitions

The market is moving ahead to embrace the transition of traditionally high emitting sectors.

The Financing Credible Transitions paper produced by Climate Bonds & Credit Suisse proposes a Transition Framework with 5 Core Transition Principles' to frame inclusive & ambitious green transitions, sector by sector, economy-wide.

In this first webinar of our new transition series, join Climate Bonds, Credit Suisse, Nuveen & Church of England Pensions Board to hear more about credible transitions & sector examples.

  • Justine Leigh-Bell

    Deputy CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Namita Vikas

    Founder & Managing Partner, auctusESG LLP

Nov 27, 2020

Day 2: Financial aggregation for small-scale low carbon assets in developing countries: Finding Solutions: Case studies from around the world

Moderator: Namita Vikas, Founder & Managing Partner, auctusESG LLP

Speakers:

Justine Leigh-Bell, Deputy CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Tinashe Makoni, Chief Legal Officer, Sunfunder
Paulo Todaro, Founding Partner & CEO, Albion Capital, Green FIDC 
Sonnie Ayere, CEO, DLM 
Caroline Eboumbou, Director of Power & Climate, Rockefeller Foundation
Teresa Le, UNDP Regional Technical Specialist on Climate Change Mitigation and Energy

 

  • Eph Amatong

    Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines
  • Joven Balbosa

  • Kheng-Siang Ng

    Asia Pacific Head of Fixed Income, State Street Global Advisors
  • Mai Flor

    Executive Director, Waterlinks
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Nov 26, 2020

Philippines: Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities (GIIO) Report Launch

 

The role of infrastructure in the Philippines is critical to promoting sustainable economic growth, improving regional connectivity, and achieving low-carbon climate solutions in the country.

The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, due to its high exposure to natural hazards, dependence on climate-sensitive natural resources, and vast coastlines. The significant scaling-up of investment in green infrastructure is critical for the Philippines to meet its climate commitments, build resilience to the impacts of climate change and achieve rapid economic development.

 

With this backdrop, the Climate Bonds Initiative, in partnership with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Philippines and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is launching the Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities (GIIO) Philippines report. The report aims to highlight green investment opportunities in the Philippines and to support the country’s transition to a low carbon economy.  It aims to facilitate greater engagement on this topic between project owners and developers, and institutional investors. Green infrastructure and corresponding green finance instruments are explored in the report, with sector-by-sector investment options presented.  

The report will be launched virtually on Thursday, November 26th 2020, 3 – 4:15 PM Manila time and will include a presentation of the report findings, a panel discussion and time for Q&A.

 

  • Justine Leigh-Bell

    Deputy CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Nov 26, 2020

Day 1: Financial aggregation for small-scale low carbon assets in developing countries: State of the Market: Opportunities/barriers in developing economies

Moderator: Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative

Speakers: 

Justine Leigh-Bell, Deputy CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Sameer Tirkar, Climate Finance, ResponsAbility
Alison Harwood, Senior Fellow, Global Market Development, the Milken Institute  
Sagar Gubbi, Managing Director, EcoForge Advisors 
Dhruba Purkayastha, Director of US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF), Climate Policy Initiative
Oliver Waissbein, UNDP Global Lead on Energy Programming

 

  • Cedric Rimaud

    ASEAN Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative (Singapore)
  • Farhad Tagizadeh-Hesary

    Tokai University
  • Hugo Virag

    Director - Astris Finance
  • Jerome Pirouz

    Head of Origination and Structuring - TCX Fund

Nov 25, 2020

Outcome of the FX study on Illiquid markets

The session will present the results of a study conducted by Astris Finance, TCX Fund and Climate Bonds Initiative on the pricing of hedging instruments for local currency projects funded by offshore capital. Panelists will discuss the potential problems associated with these instruments, in particular in underdeveloped markets and potential offsets and solutions.

Join us for this for this online discussion with experts in the field.

  • Alex Vervuurt

    Lead Auditor, Bureau Veritas
  • Alexandre Botelho

    CFO, Rizoma-Agro
  • César Halum

    Secretary of Agricultural Policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply
  • Fernando Rogério Miranda

    Under-Secretary for Agricultural Policy and Environment, Ministry of Economy
  • José Vasco

    Investor Protection and Orientation Superintendent

Nov 11, 2020

LANÇAMENTO DOS CRITÉRIOS DE AGRICULTURA

As discussões serão voltadas ao desenvolvimento do mercado de títulos verdes para o setor de agricultura e a aplicação dos Critérios de Agricultura no Brasil. Durante o evento apresentaremos maiores detalhes sobre a operação da Rizoma-Agro, a primeira operação certificada do mundo, utilizando esses Critérios.

  • Barry Moline

    Executive Director, California Municipal Utilities Association
  • Mike Brown

    Environmental Finance Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Monica Reid

    CEO, Kestrel 360, Inc.
  • Russel Mills

    Director, Treasury & Risk Management, SMUD
  • Tim Schaefer

    Deputy State Treasurer, California State Treasurer's Office

Nov 10, 2020

Green Bonds 101: Financial Advantages for Municipal Utilities
First in a series of Webinars focusing on Green Bonds; benefits, issuance and the the multi-billion dollar green muni success stories from California.
 
Join the prestigous panel of Issuers, Treasurers, Verifers to discuss how they unlocked institutional investment to fund infrastructure development across water, transport, housing and energy sectors.
 
Panelists:
- Barry Moline, Executive Director, California Municipal Utilities Association



- Tim Schaefer, Deputy California Treasurer & Member, Climate Bonds Standards Board



- Monica Reid, CEO & Founder, Kestrel Verifiers



- Russell Mills, Director of Risk Management & Treasurer, Sacramento Municipal Utility District



- Mike Brown, Environmental Finance Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

  • Julien Duquenne

    Executive Director, CIB Green & Sustainable Hub, Natixis
  • Regina Warth

    Manager Sustainability, ENBW
  • Robert Radburg

    Manager Capital Markets, ENBW
  • Robert Weigert

    Head of Treasury, Eurogrid
  • Stéphane Dubos

    Executive Director, Power & Renewables Infrastructure, Natixis

Nov 5, 2020

Offshore Wind & Green Finance

Offshore Wind Power is an expanding sector with huge potential for growth. Green finance is emerging as the key pivot for the industry to access large scale funding for capital investment.

Hear from the experts on the market landscape in developed and emerging economies, investor activity, the big transactions, technology & development trends.

  • Justine Leigh-Bell

    Deputy CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Oct 29, 2020

China’s Green Bond Issuance and Investment Opportunity Report

AGENDA

15:30-15:40      Opening Remarks:

Leading Transition and Green Economic Recovery in a Post-COVID-19 Era

Justine LEIGH-BELL, Deputy CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

15:40-16:00      Report Launch:

China’s Green Bond Issuance and Investment Opportunity Report

Huan SHAO, China Program Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative

Valentina WU, Head of ESG Research and Development, SynTao Green Finance

16:00-16:50      Panel DiscussionOpportunity and Challenge of Green Investment in China

Moderator:

Raymond ZHANG, Managing Director, SynTao Green Finance

Panelists:

Hong LAN, Deputy Director of the Green Finance Port Management Committee of Gui'an New District, Professor of Environmental Economics and Management of the School of Environment & Natural Resource and the School of Finance of Renmin University of China

Xiao SUN, Chairman, Xin'an Bank

Jing WEN, Deputy Director of Bond Underwriting Division, Investment Banking Department, China Construction Bank

Katherine HAN, Head of ESG Research, Harvest Fund Management

16:50-17:00      Closing Remarks:

Green Investment and New Infrastructure: Funding a Carbon Neutral Future

                            Peiyuan GUO, Chairman, SynTao Green Finance and China SIF

  • Lea Muething

    Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Oct 23, 2020

Markets Monthly Update
 
Lea Muething, Markets Analyst alongside Climate Bonds CEO, Sean Kidney, bring you our regular Monthy Market Update Broadcast.

Sit back with your cup of coffee & learn of all the latest developments & deals that have come to play for the month of September.

Analysis of the various green debt instruments, trends emerging in the market & are we seeing signs of recovery from COVID-19.

 
  • Jeroen Verleun

    Senior Investment Manager External Management, PGGM
  • Julie Becker

    Deputy CEO, LuxSE
  • Krista Tukiainen

    Head of Research and Reporting, Market Intelligence, Climate Bonds
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Oct 22, 2020

COVID19 & Green Bond Market
Join us & discover our findings on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the green bond market.

Thursday, October 22nd 07:00 New York/ 12:00 London / 13:00 Paris. 

Speakers:

- Krista Tukiainen, Head of Research and Reporting - Market Intelligence, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Julie Becker, Deputy CEO, LuxSE

- Jeroen Verleun, Senior Investment Manager External Management, PGGM

Moderator: Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

In response to the rising interest in sustainable finance accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Climate Bonds published an interim report as of the first half (H1) of 2020. 

Part of the Global State of the Market series, this new report goes beyond previous similar reports, including the recently launched Green Bonds Global State of the Market 2019, which have primarily focused on analysing the green bond market. 

The first part of the report overviews green bonds issuance in H1 2020. 

It also contains first-ever historic analysis by Climate Bonds of other debt themes – sustainability, social and pandemic bonds – covering the period up to H1 2020. 

This represents an initial step in the expansion of Climate Bonds’ market data coverage & commentary to include other debt labels, which will culminate in the launch of a separate social and sustainability bond database in late Oct/Nov. 

The second part of the report presents a detailed global overview of existing, planned, potential measures related to sustainable finance. 

These frame the development universe for diverse set of stakeholders, from governments to central banks and investors, with an underlying them around the need for a green and sustainable recovery globally in a post-COVID world.

  • Craig Eggleton

    Group Treasury Funding, Division Director, Macquarie Group
  • Emily Tonkin

    Director, Sustainable Finance, ANZ
  • Michael Chen

    Head of Sustainable Finance, Westpac
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds

Oct 14, 2020

Green Loans, the New Market - Report Launch & Outlook: Australia & New Zealand

Green loans are emerging as a fast growing financing mechanism. The use of both green and sustainability linked loans are increasingly popular in ASEAN nations and are beginning to appear in Australia and New Zealand.

How far & fast will this new market grow?

Climate Bonds latest analysis of domestic market developments around green loans will form the backdrop for this Webinar event. Expert voices will bring their perspectives on the drivers of new green lending, emerging market trends on both sides of the Tasman and best practice in labelling of green loans.

Moderator:

- Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Speakers:

- Emily Tonkin, Director, Sustainable Finance, ANZ

- Michael Chen, Head of Sustainable Finance, Westpac

- Craig Eggleton, Group Treasury Funding, Division Director, Macquarie Group

Where: Online from anywhere! (Link to video call with be shared after registration)

Date: Wednesday 14th October 2020

From: 8.30 - 9.45am Sydney Time  - World Clock(link is external)

 

 

  • Lea Muething

    Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Aug 27, 2020

Monthly Markets Update #7 |15 mins Broadcast

Sean Kidney interviews our Research Analyst, Lea Muething

Only 15 minutes long, perfect for a coffee break - get the news and the gossip, even ask a question!

Speakers:



Lea Muething, Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative



Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

  • Naina Lal Kidwai

    Chairman Advent India Advisory Board, Fr Chairperson HSBC India, Past President FICCI
  • Rathin Roy

    Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
  • Samir Saran

    President, Observer Research Foundation

Aug 19, 2020

Leading Climate Ideas: Covid Aftermath: Can Sustainable Finance Help India Shape a Green and Inclusive Recovery?

Covid 19 has brought into sharp focus the urgent need to make economies more resilient. In the case of India, which was already reeling under economic slowdown, the pandemic has further exacerbated the structural fault lines of our growth pathway and patterns of production and consumption. The loss in aggregate demand and investment, depletion of jobs; increase in environmental degradation and climate hazards, pollution and widening inequalities were proving to be a challenge even before the Covid hit. India lockdown, largest in the world, put brakes nearly on all economic activity, except in agriculture.

Nearly 120 million people have lost their jobs. Phasing out of the lockdown, the trajectory of covid cases remains uncertain making economic revival slower than expected. Many governments across the world have proposed green stimulus and recovery plans to stay the course on climate change. Green New Deal is perhaps a good phraseology to underscore the need to re-order economies where sustainable economic activities create jobs, drive spending, restore demand, and make way out of the recession to a more habitable and equitable world. Can India craft a recovery strategy with sustainable development at its heart? 







Speakers:



- Rathin Roy, Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy



- Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman Advent India Advisory Board, Fr Chairperson HSBC India, Past President FICCI 



- Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation

  • André Gustavo Salcedo Teixeira Mendes

    Brazil Green Finance Initiative
  • Bruno Lucchi

    CNA
  • Ivo Brum

    SLC Agrícola
  • José Angelo

    Ministry of Agriculture, Brazil Government
  • Leisa Souza

    Agriculture Programme Coordinator

Jul 28, 2020

Destravando o Potencial de Investimento Verde do Brasil para Agricultura e Pecuária
este webinar faz parte da série "Destravando o Potencial de Investimento Verde do Brasil para Agricultura", que explorará os diferentes setores mapeados no Plano de Investimento. Este evento se concentrará nas oportunidades mapeadas para agricultura e pecuária e será dividido em duas partes. A primeira abordará o Pl e as principais conclusões encontradas acerca dos dois setores. A segunda será uma discussão aprofundada com atores setoriais sobre como essas oportunidades podem ser alavancadas por meio de emissões de títulos verdes. 
Moderadora//Moderator: Leisa Souza, Coordenadora do Programa de Agricultura/Agriculture Programme Coordinator, Climate Bonds Initiative.

Panelistas//Speakers:

- José Angelo, Secretário Adjunto de Política Agrícola/Deputy Secretary for Agriculture Policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Brazil Government

- André Gustavo Salcedo Teixeira Mendes, Iniciativa Brasileira de Finanças Verdes/Brazil Green Finance Initiative 

- Bruno Lucchi, Superintendente/Superintendent, CNA

- Milton Menten, CEO, Ecoagro Securitizadora

- Ivo Brum, CFO, SLC Agrícola  

- Pelerson Penido Dalla Vecchia, Diretor Presidente, Grupo Roncador

  • Jessica Chew

    Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Prashant Vaze

    Head of Policy & Government, Climate Bonds
  • Sarah Breeden

    Executive Director, UK Prudential Regulation Authority
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jul 23, 2020

Central Banks, Climate Change and Stress Testing

ModeratorSean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative

 

Speakers:

Sarah Breeden, Executive Director, UK Deposit Takers Supervision

Jessica Chew, Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

Prashant Vaze, Head of Policy & Government, Climate Bonds Initiative

 

  • Dan Svensson

    Director, VDEF Portfolio Manager, Dragon Capital
  • Hai Nguyen

    Senior economic expert, GIZ Vietnam
  • Nguyet Phi

    GIIO Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jul 23, 2020

Vietnam: The state of the green bond markets

Discussion:

- Green finance opportunities and challenge in Vietnam

- What is green and where to invest?

- Green bond issuance as a tool to finance green investment in Vietnam

Moderator:

Nguyet Phi - GIIO Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative

Speakers:

Dan Svensson, Director, VDEF Portfolio Manager, Dragon Capital

Pushkala Lakshmi Ratan, Asia Climate Finance Lead/Senior Industry, IFC

Hai Nguyen, Senior economic expert, GIZ Vietnam

 

  • Lea Muething

    Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jul 14, 2020

Monthly Market Update #6 | 15 mins Broadcast |

Lea Muething, Markets Analyst alongside Climate Bonds CEO, Sean Kidney, bring you our regular Monthly Market Update Broadcast.

 

Sit back with your cup of joe & learn of all the latest developments & deals that have come to play for the month of June.

Analysis of the various green debt instruments, trends emerging in the market & are we seeing signs of recovery from COVID-19.

 

Join the specialists.

  • Jean-Marc Mercier

    Vice-Chairman, Capital Markets at HSBC Global Banking & Markets
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jul 14, 2020

Green Bond Clinic - Episode 02 Sean Kidney & Jean-Marc Mercier

Green Bond Clinic - Episode 02

Sean Kidney & Jean-Marc Mercier

Tuesday, 14 July,

A series of Q&A webinars bringing Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds & pioneers of green finance.

This time around we have Jean-Marc Mercier, Vice-Chairman, Capital Markets at HSBC Global Banking & Markets. HSBC was the biggest underwriter for green bonds in 2019

We will be talking about the latest and upcoming trends in the market.

            

  • Thatyanne Gasparotto

    Climate Bonds Initiative

Jul 10, 2020

Resilient Infrastructure: green finance and risk integration

Infraestrutura Resiliente: Finanças Verdes e Integração de Riscos

Resilient Infrastructure: green finance and risk integration

Convite: Essa discussio, com o Ministro da Infraestrutura do Brasil, investidores e especialistas chave do setor, analisar a integração de riscos e a importancia de construir um pipeline verde e resiliente no Brasil. Considerando o ambiente econômica atual e suas implicações economicas, ajustes para a constructo de um pipeline resiliente se torna fundamental.

This discussion, with Brazil's Minister of Infrastructure, lead investors and industry specialists will look at risk integration and the importance of building a green and resilient pipeline in Brazil. Considering the current economic environment and the economic implications, adjustments for building a resilient pipeline are increasingly important.

Moderadora//Moderator: Thatyanne Gasparotto, Head para America Latina/Head of Latin America, Climate Bonds Initiative.

Panelistas//Speakers:

Tarcesio Freitas, Ministro da Infraestrutura/Minister of Infrastructure, Governo Brasileiro;

Marcelo Wagner, Diretor de Investimentos/Chief of Investments Officer, PREVI;

John Liu, Diretor de Investimentos/Chief of Investments Officer, Zurich Brasil;

Andre Dabus, Diretor de Infraestrutura/ Director of Infrastructure, Marsh Brasil.

  • Barbara Barkarz

    Especialista Senior em Clima e Sustentabilidade, BID
  • David Taff

    CEO, Siemens Participações Ltd
  • Fabio Ono

    Subsecreterio de Planejamento da Infraestrutura Subnacional, Secretaria de Desenvolvimento da Infraestrutura
  • Júlia Ambrosano

    Gerente de Relacionamento Institucional, Climate Bonds, Initiative
  • Ricardo Russo

    Secio, Pinheiro Neto Advogado

Jul 9, 2020

Opportunities for Sustainable Infrastructure Investments at local level in Brazil

Green finance presents an opportunity for infrastructure investment and developing economic resilience. Qualifying a robust project pipeline as green can attract new capital flows seeking green projects and assets, especially in international markets.

This conversation with lead specialists, investors and the Brazilian Government will dive into the opportunities for Brazilian stakeholders to finance subnational infrastructure projects via green instruments

Speakers:

Thatyanne Gasparotto, Head para America Latina, Climate Bonds Initiative

Julia Ambrosano, Gerente de Relacionamento Institucional, Climate Bonds, Initiative

Barbara Barkarz, Especialista Senior em Clima e Sustentabilidade, BID

Ricardo Russo, Secio, Pinheiro Neto Advogado

Fabio Ono, Subsecreterio de Planejamento da Infraestrutura Subnacional, Secretaria de Desenvolvimento da Infraestrutura

David Taff, CEO, Siemens Participações

 

  • Caroline Harrison

    Green Bonds Pricing Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Francois Millet

    ETF, Index, and Quant Fund Development, Lyxor
  • Manuel Adamini

    Director, Responsible Investment (RI) Strategist, BMO Global Asset Management
  • Sjoerd Humble

    Funding and Portfolio Management, Obvion
  • Ulf Erlandsson

    CIO at Diem Credit

Jul 6, 2020

Green Bond Pricing in Primary Market

One of the most talked-about topics in the green finance space is Pricing of Green Bonds.

Our team of experts, Caroline Harrison, Green Bond Pricing Analyst & Manuel Adamini, Head of Investor Outreach will bring you all the basics you need to understand on the pricing of green bonds in the primary market.

Your takeaways from this webinar will be a good understanding of the various drivers of pricing of green bonds, the trends that have emerged in the market as a result & how critical is the issue of Pricing for issuers & investors.

The floor will be open for you to pose questions to our expert panelists so do not miss this opportunity.

Speakers:

Sjoerd Humble, Funding and Portfolio Management, Obvion

Francois Millet, ETF, Index, and Quant Fund Development, Lyxor

Ulf Erlandsson, CIO at Diem Credit

Manuel Adamini, Head of Investor Outreach, Climate Bonds Initiative

Caroline Harrison, Green Bonds Pricing Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative

 

  • Alan Meng

    Deputy Head of Data Services, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Liu Fan

    Deputy General Manager, China Central Depository & Clearing Company
  • Luying Gan

    Head of Sustainable Bonds, Debt Capital Markets, Asia-Pacific Global Banking, HSBC
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Shi Yi

    Deputy Director, China Central Depository & Clearing Research Centre

Jun 29, 2020

中国绿色债券市场2019研究报告线上发布会

中国绿色债券市场2019研究报告线上发布会

日期: 2020年6月29日,星期一

时间:15:00-16:00

Speakers:

Fan Liu, China Central Depository & Clearing Company

Yi Shi,  China Central Depository & Clearing Research Centre

Luying Gan, HSBC

Alan Meng, Climate Bonds Initiative

Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative

  • Alan Meng

    Deputy Head of Data Services, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Guo Peiyuan

    Chairman, Syntao Green Finance
  • Jonathan Drew

    Managing Director, ESG Solutions, Global Banking - HSBC
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jun 28, 2020

China Green Bond Market 2019 Launch

Speakers:

    Jonathan Drew,  HSBC

    Guo Peiyuan, Syntao Green Finance

    Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative

    Alan Meng,  Climate Bonds Initiative

  • Aboy Castro

    LeanTech Global Renewables
  • Cedric Rimaud

    ASEAN Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative (Singapore)
  • Cezar Cosing

    Bank of the Philippines Islands
  • Cora Dizon

    AC Energy

Jun 25, 2020

Philippines: The State of Green Bond Markets

Speakers

Cora Dizon
, AC Energy

Aboy Castro, leanTech Global Renewables, Inc.

Cezar Consing, Bank of the Philippines Islands

Cedric Rimaud, Climate Bonds Initiative

  • Carlos Takahashi

    BlackRock Brazil
  • Justine Leigh-Bell

    Deputy CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Roberto Campos Neto

    Central Bank Brazil
  • Sylvia Coutinho

    UBS Brazil
  • Tereza Cristina

    Minister of Agriculture

Jun 23, 2020

Unlocking Brazil’s Green Investment Potential for Agriculture

Speakers:

Tereza Cristina
, Minister of Agriculture

Sylvia Coutinho, UBS Brazil

Roberto Campos Neto, Central Bank Brazil

Carlos Takahashi, BlackRock Brazil

Thatyanne Gasparotto, Climate Bonds Initiative

Justine Leigh-Bell, Climate Bonds Initiative

  • Cedric Rimaud

    ASEAN Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative (Singapore)
  • Dachuan Zhang

    Green Bonds Pricing Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Jeff Grow

    Executive Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, UBS Asset Management (Australia)
  • Tetsuya Oishi

    Managing Director, Investment Strategy, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) (Japan)

Jun 18, 2020

ASEAN Green Bond Investors: who are they?

Speakers:

Tetsuya Oishi, Government Pension Investment Fund (Japan)

Jeff Grow, UBS Asset Management (Australia)

Dachuan Zhang, Huaxia Bank Asset Management (China)

Cedric Rimaud, Climate Bonds Initiative

  • Martin Spolc

    Head of Sustainable Finance, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, (DG FISMA)
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jun 16, 2020

EU Action Plan: An Interview with Martin Spolc

Speakers:

Martin Spolc, Head of Sustainable Finance, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA)

Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

  • Lea Muething

    Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jun 11, 2020

Monthly Markets Update #5 | 15 mins Broadcast |

Sean Kidney interviews our Research Analyst, Lea Muething

Only 15 minutes long, perfect for a coffee break - get the news and the gossip, even ask a question!

Speakers:

Lea Muething, Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative

Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

  • Gaurav Bhagat

    India at MUFG
  • Kailash Vaswani

    ReNew Power
  • Pawan Agrawal

    Azure Power Ltd
  • Robbie Singh

    Adani Group
  • Venkat Nageswar

    State Bank of India

Jun 11, 2020

India Green Bonds Post Covid - A second Coming

Speakers:

Gaurav Bhagat, India at MUFG

Kailash Vaswani, ReNew Power

Robbie Singh, Adani Group

Venkat Nageswar, State Bank of India

Pawan Agrawal, Azure Power Limited

  • Jo Paisley

    Co-President, GARP Risk Institute
  • Morgan Despres

    Head of Secretariat, NGFS
  • Prashant Vaze

    Head of Policy & Government, Climate Bonds
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jun 5, 2020

NGFS Reports: Central Banks & Climate Risk

Speakers:

Morgan Despres, NGFS

Prashant Vaze, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jo Paisley, GARP

Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative

  • Mystery Guest

    Who, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jun 4, 2020

Green Bond Clinic - 1st session

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  • Adrian Joyce

    EuroACE
  • Isidoro Tapia

    European Investment Bank
  • Kathleen Gaffney

    International Energy Agency
  • Kristina Klimovich

    GNE Finance
  • Prashant Vaze

    Head of Policy & Government, Climate Bonds

Jun 3, 2020

COVID-19 Recovery: Energy efficiency and home renewable energy in stimulus packages

Moderator: Kristina Klimovich, GNE Finance

Speakers:

Prashant Vaze, Climate Bonds Initiative

Adrian Joyce, EuroACE

Isidoro Tapia, European Investment Bank

Kathleen Gaffney, International Energy Agency

 

  • Cedric Rimaud

    ASEAN Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative (Singapore)
  • Esther An

    City Developments Ltd
  • Helena Wright

    WWF Singapore
  • Xin Yi Lau

    Carbon Trust

Jun 2, 2020

ASEAN: Financing Options for Sustainable Buildings in Cities

Speakers:

Xin Yi Lau, Carbon Trust    

Esther An, City Developments Limited

Cedric Rimaud, Climate Bonds Initiative

Dr. Helena Wright, WWF Singapore

 

 

  • Brenda Kramer

    PGGM
  • Helena Viñes Fiestas

    Commissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets Authority, Rapporteur of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance
  • Jose-Luise Blasco

    Director Global de Sostenibilidad , Acciona, y miembro del TEG
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

May 28, 2020

EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 10: Usability

EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 10: Usability

This is 10th in a series of Webinars through April and May, as we explore EU Taxonomy related subjects with TEG experts.

Speakers:

Brenda Kramer, Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM

Helena Viñes Fiestas, Global Head of Stewardship and Policy, BNP Paribas AM

Jose Luis Blasco, Global Sustainability Director, Acciona

Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

 

 

May 28, 2020

Certified Climate Bonds in China

Since entering the green bond market in 2016, China has been the world's second largest green bond market for the next three years and one of the largest sources of global certified climate bonds. In 2019, Chinese issuers issued a total of USD2.9 billion worth of Certified Climate Bonds, and the green bonds have become an important part of China's green financial system construction and constantly contribute to the dynamic of green economy.

The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 would have a huge impact on global financial markets and economic development and countries have issued large-scaled economic stimulus packages to explore various possibilities for economy to get back on track. We believe that economic stimulus packages should balance economic growth with social benefits, ensuring that sectors and businesses hardest hit by the pandemic are tilted with resources to increase the resilience and sustainability of economic development, and that the development of green bonds and certified climate bonds will be important pillars of the transition.

In the post-pandemic era, opportunities for green bond issuance at the local level in China should be proactively identified and expand the scale of certified climate bonds, which stand for the international best practice to drive the transition of the Chinese economy to a more resilient and sustainable growth approach in the 14th Five-Year Plan period.

Agenda:

  1. How Huatai Securities implements the path of green finance and green bonds
  2. Overview of domestic green bond certification     
  3. Development of green bond and certified climate bonds
  4. Jiangsu Leasing--Exploration and Experience Sharing in the Green Field              

Speakers:

RAN Yi, Vice President of Bonds Business Unit, Huatai Securities

LIU Xianyun, Vice President, China Chengxin Green Finance

ZHENG Zhiwei, Manager of Financial Institution, Jiangsu Financial Leasing

SHAO Huan, China Program Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative

  • Cedric Rimaud

    ASEAN Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative (Singapore)

May 21, 2020

ASEAN: How Green are Green Bonds? Deep dive into market standards and implications for investors

- Overview of the Standards currently available in the market

- The requirements and the options of green bonds/ green loans

- Reporting: how to do it simply and practically

Speakers:

Yoon Mee Jeong, Director, Sustainable Finance Group, Global Corporate Bank, OCBC

Juliette Macresy, Head of Greater China and South East Asian markets, Vigeo-Eiris

Cedric Rimaud, ASEAN Program Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative

Moderator:

Mary Leung, CFA‚ Head, Advocacy, Asia Pacific CFA Institute

  • Andreas Barkmann

    European Environment Agency
  • Peter Anderson

    European Investment Bank​
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

May 21, 2020

EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts: Transport

Speakers:

Peter Anderson, European Investment Bank​

Andreas Barkmann, European Environment Agency

Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative​

 

 

  • Helena Viñes Fiestas

    Commissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets Authority, Rapporteur of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance
  • Jose-Luise Blasco

    Director Global de Sostenibilidad , Acciona, y miembro del TEG
  • Paolo Canfora

    Centro Común de Investigación de la Comisión Europea

May 20, 2020

Introducción a la taxonomía europea: conozca las propuestas del TEG

Speakers:

Helena Viñes Fiestas, Responsable adjunta de Sostenibilidad, BNP Paribas AM, y miembro del TEG

Paolo Canfora, Centro Común de Investigación de la Comisión Europea

José Luis Blasco, Director Global de Sostenibilidad , Acciona, y miembro del TEG

  • Anshul Gupta

    Director, Strategic Alliances & New Initiatives, Northern Arc
  • Harsh Shrivastava

  • Prashant Vaze

    Head of Policy & Government, Climate Bonds
  • Sandeep Bhattacharya

    India Project Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Yeswanth Duraiswamy

    Technical Expert with IGEN Access II Program, GIZ

May 20, 2020

Unlocking Millions of Small-scale Investment Opportunities – Green ABS in India

Speakers:

Anshul Gupta Director, Strategic Alliances & New Initiatives, Northern Arc

Yeswanth Duraiswamy, Technical Expert with IGEN Access II Program, GIZ

Prashant Vaze, Head of Policy and Government, Climate Bonds Initiative

Sandeep Bhattacharya, India Project Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative

Harsh Shrivastava, India MFIN CEO

 

 

 

 

  • Andreas Hoepner

    Professor of Operational Risk, UCD
  • Elena Philipova

    Global Head ESG Proposition, Refinitiv
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

May 20, 2020

EU Benchmarks Report- A discussion with EU TEG

Andreas Hoepner, Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the Lochlann Quinn School of Business of University College Dublin (UCD)

Elena Philipova, Global Head ESG Proposition, Refinitiv

 

  • Helena Viñes Fiestas

    Commissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets Authority, Rapporteur of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance
  • Nick Robins

    Professor, Sustainable Finance, LSE
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

May 19, 2020

From taxonomy to the broader sustainable finance revolution

Speakers:

Nick Robins, Professor, Sustainable Finance, London School of Economics (LSE) Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change

Helena Vines Fiestas, Head of Sustainable Research, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative

 

 

 

 

  • Datuk Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin

    Deputy Chief Executive, Securities and Exchange Commission of Malaysia