Climate Bonds Annual Conference: There’s good news and bad news.

Our Climate Bonds Annual Conference at London’s Guildhall is coming up in 2 weeks, on March 6th. Demand is very high.

It’s become the single largest green bonds event ever held in the UK.


Confirmed Speakers  

The good news is that we have some 40 speakers, including:

·      Michael Sheren, Bank of England & co-Chair G20 Green Finance Study Group

·      Abigail Herron, Aviva Investors

·      Howard Bamsey, CEO of Green Climate Fund

·      Ashley Schulten, BlackRock

·      Alan Gordon, Deputy State Treasurer of California

·      Peer Stein, Head of Climate Finance, IFC Financial Institutions Group

·      Tracey Cai, Syntao Green Finance

·      Leslie Maasdorp, Vice President & CFO, New Development Bank

·      Thomas Pönisch, Head of Treasury, Deutsche Kreditbank (DKB)

·      Jenny Johnson, European Covered Bond Council

·      Gustavo F. Vargas, Director of Finance, Costa Rica Development Bank

·      Bodo Winkler, BerlinHyp


We have sessions ranging from “Tales from Happy Treasurers” and “The Role of the Public Sector” to “Steps for Developing Green Bond Markets” and “Top Predictions for 2017”.


We’re Oversubscribed

The bad news is that we’ve been well and truly swamped with registrations. Bad, because it means that, even though we’ve traded up to a larger room at Guildhall, we still only have just over 500 seats for 750 people who have registered or are on the Wait List.  

Something will have to give...


We will be giving priority to:

1.     People who are traveling from overseas: we have people coming from 46 countries, from China and India to Mexico, Argentina and Nigeria.

2.     Investors and issuers.

3.     Climate Bond Partner organisations and Green Bond Principles members.


Capping off this week

We’ll be capping numbers per organization. This coming week we’ll have to start telling a few people we don’t have a place for them. This is a regrettable but necessary step we have to take as the venue has limits on capacity.

My apologies in advance if you’re disappointed, the demand has been overwhelming.  

If we can’t see you in London, I’ll be looking to catch up on the road or at one of our 2017 regional events.





Sean Kidney

CEO Climate Bonds Initiative  



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