Online & In-person Events

Online & In-person Events

In the wake of COVID-19 we have taken all our upcoming events onto online platforms of Webinars and Podcasts. Details are under Climate Bonds Connected and also below in our Events schedule.

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Annual Conference and ongoing training sessions:

Past Events

May 22, 2024 to May 23, 2024 »

FT Moral Money Summit Europe

In-Person & Digital | The Biltmore Mayfair | London, UK

This is a critical moment in the drive for cleaner, fairer capitalism.

In December, world governments agreed to triple renewable energy capacity by the end of this decade, underscoring the historic investment opportunity presented by the energy transition.

Some speakers include the Chair of ISSB, Vice Chairman of Roche, CEOs of ATP, European Climate Foundation, aswell as the Commissioner for the US CFTC, plus many more. 

As part of the Climate Bonds Initiative community, you can save 20% off on your in-person and digital pass with discount code FTCBI: https://bit.ly/4ap3LXC  #FTMoralMoney

May 14, 2024 »
We're joined today by Climate Bonds CEO and Co-Founder Sean Kidney and Head of Sustainable Finance for Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, Tracy Wong-Harris to chat about the upcoming Connect Regional Seminar in Shanghai.
 

The importance of China in the fight against climate change, the size of the challenges but also the massive potential.

May 10, 2024 »

For this episode we're in the Café with the terrible backdrop of the floods that are ravaging Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. With thousands displaced and severe casualties, we sit down with Ujala Qadir to remind us why climate resilience is an urgent necessity

May 7, 2024 »

Discover the transformative Electrical Utilities Criteria, now integral to the Climate Bonds Standard for entity certification, in our upcoming webinar. This new framework marks a vital expansion, targeting the electricity sector's significant contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions and its journey towards net-zero.

We'll cover how these criteria offer a robust, science-based approach for electrical utilities to align their financing—with a keen focus on bonds, loans, and sustainability-linked debt—with stringent climate objectives. Designed to limit global temperature rises and enhance energy resilience, this certification plays a crucial role in meeting the Paris Agreement's ambitious targets.

Hear from experts on the importance of Mitigation and Adaptation Requirements and the impact of certification in steering the sector towards a sustainable future. Ideal for stakeholders in the electrical utilities sector, investors, and those interested in climate finance, this session promises essential insights into accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy. Join us to learn how your entity can contribute to a sustainable future through strategic climate action.

Apr 25, 2024 »

Join us for a first look at the Climate Bonds Agri-Foods Deforestation & Conversion Free Sourcing Criteria which serve as a procurement guide for aligning food sourcing strategies with 1.5°C climate goals, helping to green the financial sector. 

This criteria includes the establishment of clear dates to limit the timeframe of deforested-links products entering global supply chains and strong guidance on traceability and disclosure requirements, in coherence with new policy regulations driving changes in the market. In particular, the new criteria ensures consistency with EU Deforestation-free Regulation (EUDR) and guide those aiming for the EU market for early awareness and adherence. Cut-off date established is 31 December 2020, supply chain of certifiable entities should be free from deforestation of natural forest and conversion of natural ecosystem.

The criteria have a clear focus on climate and biodiversity impacts, and safeguarding social equity, including human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples. The criteria is informed by other standards in the market and recent policy developments, with an aim to facilitate much needed progress towards food supply chains protective of climate and biodiversity.

The DCF Sourcing Criteria is targeted at entities: Companies operating within the food value chain which source agriculture commodities that are land-based and whose production might involve land use change from natural ecosystems (e.g. forests, peatlands, savannas). Assets, Use of Proceeds, Entities and Sustainability-Linked Debt instruments that enable or service the goal of deforestation and natural ecosystem conversion free sourcing (e.g. entities operating in the land-use change monitoring or traceability system space) can be certified under Climate Bonds Standard as 1.5ºC Aligned for eligible activities.

Apr 2, 2024 »

We're in Tokyo, for the long-awaited return of Stories of Hope! In this episode, Sean Kidney is joined by Shinichi Tsunoda – General Manager of Sustainable Business Promotion Department, Mizuho Financial Group. Sean and Shinichi talk ambition from the Japanese government's technology roadmap, is it enough? With a recent issuance of a ¥1.6 trillion Transition Bond, it's an exciting horizon for industry and governance in Japan...

 

Mar 28, 2024 »

We deep dive into the rise of sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) in recent years, explore why this debt structure has been so popular, why its come under criticism for climate practice and how the SLBs climate credentials have had a huge boost in the last year.



Join our panel of market experts as they unpack first-of-its kind data on the SLB market. Climate Bonds released its SLB Methodology in 2023, this new tool to measure if an SLB is meeting best practice climate standards. The results show an unflattering opening few years for SLBs' climate credentials, but also a huge leap forward since the release of the SLB Methodology.



Our panel will deliberate on how we go on building a high-quality SLB market, don't miss out!



- Zalina Shamsudin (Head of Technical Assistance and Capacity Building, Climate Bonds Initiative)

- Miguel Almeida (Report author & Research Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative)

- Joanne Teo (Vice President, Listing Policy & Product Admission, Singapore Exchange Regulation)

- Norbert Ling (Fixed Income ESG Portfolio Manager, Invesco)

- Prabodha Acharya (Chief Sustainability Officer, JSW Steel)

Mar 27, 2024 »

En este primero episodio de nuestra nueva serie, Acciones y Valores Sostenibles, exploramos cómo las bolsas de valores latinoamericanas están liderando el camino hacia un futuro más sostenible.

Andrés Felipe Sánchez, Head de Programas para América Latina y el Caribe de Climate Bonds Initiative y Manuel Batista, Vicepresidente de Finanzas e Innovación Estratégica de la Bolsa Latinoamericana de Valores (Latinex), discuten las estrategias de la bolsa para atraer inversiones verdes y promover la sostenibilidad financiera en la región.

 

Informe: Guidance to assess transition plans

Mar 18, 2024 »

A town hall to bring together a wide array of stakeholders to discuss, in an informal and unscripted manner, how to accelerate the growth of the green bonds market.

A town hall to bring together a wide array of stakeholders to discuss, in an informal and unscripted manner, how to accelerate the growth of the green bonds market.

 

Mar 7, 2024 »

In this podcast series, we explore the transition of the agri-food sector towards net-zero emissions, and we aim to spotlight the industry's endeavours to combat climate change. Our scope is to uncover how companies are shaping sustainable, resilient, and environmentally friendly supply chains by showcasing the initiatives of leading actors from farm to fork.