Green Bonds: Evolution of a Revolution - Part 1

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Event date: 
Jul 6, 2021

When the first Green Bonds were issued in the late 2000s, no one imagined the demand to come. The first public offering was done by IFC and it sold out in only a few hours. Since then, Green Bonds have grown from around $2.5 billion in 2012 over $270 billion in 2020 with analysts projecting even further growth this year. Today, bonds are sought out as an investment option by pensions funds, insurers, and central banks, but according to Sean Kidney, CEO at the Climate Bonds Initiative and IFC's Treasurer John Gandolfo, their greatest potential may lie in their ability to change the terms of the debate.


Event sponsors: 
Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI)
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Event speakers: 
John Gandolfo
Sean Kidney