Boston Climate Bonds seminar Mon 23 Sept @SSgA / Sean Kidney Toronto Economic Club speech 24 Sept changed to breakfast (bumped by Canada's Minister for Finance!) / Climate Bonds Webinar Wed this week

Please join us in Boston on Monday September 23 for an intimate meeting about Bonds and Climate Change: the state of the market in 2013, 4-6pm. Please circulate this invite!

Speakers: Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative; Sean Flannery, Meister Consulting and former CIO SSgA Americas; Cheryl Smith, Trillium Investments.

The event will include a presentation on the recent HSBC / Climate Bonds Initiative report Bonds and Climate Change: the state of the market in 2013, plus a discussion about opportunities and key issues for investors and issuers interested in growing this market.

Report findings:

  • Total universe of climate themed bond market = USD356bn  (outstanding)
  • Issuance was USD74bn in 2012, up 25% on 2011
  • 89% of the USD346bn universe is investment grade.

This event is kindly hosted by State Street Global Advisors, One Lincoln Street, Boston.

RSVP: Please send your name and company to Registrations close on 19 September.


The Toronto Economics Club Bonds & Climate Change speech on 24 September has been shifted to a breakfast event at One King West Hotel. I made way for Canada's Minister for Finance who will now take the lunchtime spot (perhaps he will talk about climate change :)).

You can register on the Economics Club website. You get a good breakfast (albeit at a price) and of course hot news. Please do invite your colleagues.


Reminder: we're holding a webinar this coming Wednesday 11 September on the Bonds & Climate Change report. Details here. Timed to suit US folks.