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

Nov 26, 2020 »


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.


Nov 25, 2020 »

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.

Nov 11, 2020 »

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.

Nov 10, 2020 »
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.
- 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
Nov 5, 2020 »

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.

Oct 29, 2020 »


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 Discussion: Opportunity and Challenge of Green Investment in China


Raymond ZHANG, Managing Director, SynTao Green Finance


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

Oct 23, 2020 »
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.
Oct 22, 2020 »
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. 


- 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.

Oct 14, 2020 »

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.

- Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

- 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


Oct 6, 2020 to Oct 8, 2020 »

Climate Bonds Green Bond Boot Camp (GBBC) represents the most popular product in its training portfolio launched in 2018 it has already been done in over 21 countries reaching hundreds of professionals. GBBC is an intense learning experience for finance sector professionals who want to be part of the rapidly growing global green bond market. Spread over three days, it includes five learning modules as well as case studies, a role-play exercise, and “tales from the trenches” to provide a valuable learning base for new market participants.

Date: October 6th, 7th, and 8th
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm (CEST)