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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Past Events

Feb 20, 2023 »

Recently, India sold its first sovereign green bonds, debuting a 1 billion dollar issuance. Today, we sit down with Neha Kumar, Head of Climate Bonds’ South Asia Programme and Abraham Pedroza, Climate Bonds’ Lead trainer, who will be leading a Capacity Building training session in India soon.

Feb 7, 2023 »

With Climate Bonds’ recent launch of the 2022 Market Snapshot, we sit down with two members of Climate Bonds’ Market Intelligence Team; David Simms, the Lead Green Bond Analyst and Candace Partridge, the Social and Sustainability Bond Data Manager. We'll be talking about what they learned from 2022 and what’s got them very excited for 2023.

Feb 2, 2023 »

Welcome to the opener of the Climate Bonds Cafe. The show where we sit down with a coffee and bring you all the news around financing the fight against climate change.

Jan 25, 2023 »

In the newest podcast episode we are welcoming Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative, Professor at SOAS University of London, Global Capital magazine’s “Most Influential Champion” of the sustainable finance market, Advisory Board Member of ISFC, and last but not least, our excellent CEE Sustainable Finance Summit speaker. This 35-minute discussion looks into the deeper meaning of value creation across our societies and how it relates to green bonds and other sustainability-linked financial instruments. Simply put, we need to urgently mobilise global capital for climate action - and we now have the tools to do so.

Dec 13, 2022 »

Please join Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), and RMI for a webinar on their recently released working paper, Guidelines for Financing a Credible Coal Transition. These guidelines, developed in consultation with stakeholders and experts from public, private, and civil society institutions, provide a framework for assessing the climate and social credibility of financial transactions that aim to accelerate a managed phaseout of coal-fired power plants.



During the webinar, you’ll hear from a representative from the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero on the credibility risks of financing a coal transition, and CBI, CPI, and RMI will provide an overview of how the guidelines can help manage these risks. As we recognize that transition finance for the coal-to-clean transition is a new and rapidly evolving space, we look forward to hearing additional feedback, perspectives, and questions that can shape the future direction of this work.



Speakers:

- Barbara Buchner, Global Managing Director, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)

- Koben Calhoun, Principal, RMI

- Ronan Hodge, Technical Lead, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)

- Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Tyeler Matsuo, Manager, RMI

- Zofia Wetmanska, Senior Taxonomy Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative

Dec 7, 2022 »

Climate change is exacerbating the challenges of global food security, and the need for agriculture and food systems transition has been reached consensus. Capital markets have a vital role in supporting the evolution of agriculture and food systems towards more efficient, low-carbon, resilient and sustainable. This seminar will focus on the role of green and transition finance and will discuss the prospects of opportunities, transition pathways and practical experiences of financial institutions entities in investing and financing green development and transition in agriculture.

 

Host:LONG Yuqing, ESG Product Manager, SynTao Green Finance

 

Agenda

16:00-16:10

Opening Remark

Sean KIDNEY, CEO and Co-founder of Climate Bonds Initiative 

GUO Peiyuan, Chairman, China Sustainable Investment Forum

 

16:10-16:50

Keynote speech

CHEN Ying, Director of Cereals and Oils Department, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Livestock

XIE Wenhong, Head of China, Climate Bonds Initiative 

FU Xiaotian, Director, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China

 

16:50-17:35

Agricultural Standards Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: XU Xiuling, Senior Vice President at CreditEase and Member of China SIF Board of Directors

Speaker:

RAO Shuling

Deputy Secretary-General of the Beijing Green Finance Association

Senior Researcher of Institute of Finance and Sustainability  

Leisa SOUZA, Head of Latin America of Climate Bonds Initiative 

LAN Xing, Vice President, Green & Sustainable Hub, Asia Pacific, Natixis Corporate and Investment Banking

SHEN Lina, Director of Institutional Business, SynTao Green Finance

 

17:35-18:20

Agricultural Commodity Investment Roundtable Discussion

How can green and transformational finance be mobilised by developing sustainable value chains?

Moderator: LI Shaoxin, China Agriculture Transition Lead, Climate Bonds Initiative

Speaker:

DU Hongxia, Senior Program Manager, Energy Transition & Climate Finance, WWF

Erika SUSANTO, Research & Data Director of FAIRR Initiative

QIN Jun, Deputy General Manager of Muyuan Foods

 

18:20-18:30

Launch|Agri-food Transition Principles

LI Shaoxin, China Agriculture Transition Lead, Climate Bonds Initiative

Sep 21, 2022 »

How have green bonds performed at issuance in the challenging market environment of 2022?

Climate Bonds Initiative will share the findings of our fourteenth report in our pricing series, in which we observe how green bonds perform in the primary markets. The 'Green Bond Pricing in the Primary Market April – H1 2022' report includes green bonds issued in the first six months of 2022 (H1 2022). Join us for this amazing expert panel of investors & issuers go behind the numbers.

Speakers:

- Christian Engelen, Head of Unit in the Directorate-General for Budget (DG BUDG), European Commission

- Lizi Nicol, Multi-Sector Indexed Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, BlackRock

-George Thimont, Head of ESG Syndicate, Global Debt Markets, Credit Agricole CIB

- Heather Wootten, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility & ESG, Tradeweb

- Caroline Harrison, Head of Market Intelligence Research, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Moderator: Elisabeth Vishnevskaja, CFA, Head of Partnerships, Climate Bonds Initiative

Sep 15, 2022 »

Climate Bonds Initiative y LAGreen Fund están encantados de invitarle a asistir al lanzamiento híbrido del reporte: Estado del mercado de las finanzas sostenibles en Perú 2022.

El informe identifica oportunidades de inversión verde y sostenible en Perú, incluida la forma en que los instrumentos verdes y etiquetados pueden atraer inversiones al país. También describe el estado y el tamaño del mercado de deuda sostenible peruano y una descripción general de los desarrollos e hitos de políticas de apoyo durante la última década.

Jul 10, 2022 »

Listen first hand from EU Platform experts!

Moderator: Nathan Fabian, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at PRI; Chairperson at European Platform on Sustainable Finance.

Speakers:
- Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate bonds Initiative
- Antje Schneeweiss, General secretary of the church investors group Germany and rapporteur of social taxonomy subgroup
- Signe Andreasen Lysgaard, Strategic advisor, The Danish Institute for Human Rights
- Wolfgang Kuhn, Consultant for GRI

-️ Date: 11 July
⏰ Time: 15:00 CET (14:00 GMT)

Radio talk show format in English plus Q&A.

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Jul 5, 2022 »

Climate Bonds Initiative, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), HSBC and the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) cordially invite you to the webinar to launch the Hong Kong Green and Sustainable Debt Market Briefing 2021.

The 2021 Hong Kong green and sustainable debt market experienced an expansion into new types of thematic debt, and across the board. This included surging increase in green debt instruments, debut issuance of sustainability bonds, and burgeoning growth in transition finance products.

The event will provide insights and outlook on key development in the Hong Kong green and sustainable debt market, covering topics such as the HKSAR Government Green Bond Programme, the adoption of the Common Ground Taxonomy and credible transition finance.

The Hong Kong Green and Sustainable Debt Market Briefing 2021 is produced in partnership with HSBC and is supported by the HKMA and the HKGFA.

Moderator: Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Report Briefing: Manshu Deng, Research Manager, China Programme, Climate Bonds Initiative

Panel discussion:
- Kenneth Hui, Head of Market Development Division, HKMA
- Luying Gan, Head of Sustainable Bonds, Debt Capital Markets, Asia-Pacific, HSBC
- Tracy Wong Harris, Vice President and Deputy Secretary General, HKGFA