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 9, 2022 »

This webinar looks at issues facing the hard to abate industries in India, its journey towards a low carbon world - and financing the journey towards the same.



Speakers:

- Mr. Vishal Bahvsar, Head - Corporate Sustainability Head - Corporate Sustainability ,UltraTech Cement

- Mr. Gaurav Sarup, Director - ESG, Carbon & Social Performance at Vedanta Resources Limited.

- Ms. Apurba Mitra, Associate Partner at KPMG India Lt. Col.

- Monish Ahuja - Promoter and Managing Director , Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Private Limited.

- Barbara Calvi - Executive Director, Sustainable Investing, Fixed Income Investment Management , Morgan Stanley



Moderator: Karthik Iyer, Director of Programmes, Climate Bonds Initiative

Apr 22, 2022 »

Climate Bonds is preparing to publish the 11th iteration of its flagship research paper Sustainable Debt Global State of the Market 2021. The scope of the paper has been extended to include green, social, sustainability, sustainability-linked, and transition bonds which we describe as GSS+ debt.

Following a short presentation summarizing the findings of the research, Sean Kidney will moderate a panel discussion including issuers, and champions of climate action. Panelists will be invited to share insights and experiences and discuss expectations and drivers of market growth for 2022 and beyond.

Moderator: Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Panelists:

- Jessica Pulay, Co-Head of Policy and Markets, United Kingdom Debt Management Office

- Paul O'Connor, Head of EMEA ESG Debt Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan

- Berit Lindholdt-Lauridsen, Senior Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation

- Krista Tukiainen, head of Market Intelligence, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Jesús Martínez, Head of Financing and Treasury, Iberdrola

 

Apr 21, 2022 »

Colombia ha avanzado en su agenda ambiental y de desarrollo sostenible, esto se refleja en la firma del Acuerdo de París, por medio de sus Contribuciones Nacionalmente Determinadas (NDCs), la alineación con los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS), así como en el desarrollo de instrumentos de política de cambio climático.

Existe una gran brecha entre el financiamiento verde requerido y el efectivamente movilizado ante lo cual es necesario el involucramiento de sectores público y privado que permita desarrollar un ecosistema atractivo para el financiamiento de proyectos climáticos y ambientales.

Reunir a la comunidad de inversores con los encargados de formular políticas y los desarrolladores de proyectos, puede ayudar a desarrollar enfoques innovadores y compartidos para abordar los desafíos financieros en sectores claves para los objetivos climáticos.

Bajo este contexto, este Webinar pretende compartir conocimiento e intercambiar experiencias de diferentes instrumentos financieros como lo son los fondos para la canalización de recursos públicos, privados y mixtos, con el propósito de analizar sus prácticas y ayudar en la

estructuración de nuevos mecanismos de financiamiento con enfoque sostenible en Colombia.



Panelistas:

Moderadora: Yolanda Fadul, Asociada de Metrix Finanzas.

- Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

- María Margarita Zuleta, Directora Escuela de Gobierno Alberto Lleras Camargo de la Universidad de los Andes

- Laura Ruiz, Asesora del Despacho del Viceministro Técnico

- Luis Gabriel Morcillo, socio de los equipos de Mercado de Valores y Corporativo / M&A de Brigard Urrutia

Apr 13, 2022 »

实现中国的“双碳”目标需要大量的资金和金融支持。绿色债券作为一种公认的广泛标准化的金融工具,可以引导资本流向绿色、低碳的资产与项目,助力中国实现“双碳”目标。

本次研讨会将分享由气候债券组织和商道融绿共同开展的针对中国绿色债券市场投资者的调研结果。该调研旨在评估投资者对中国绿色债券的态度,确定市场进一步壮大及稳步发展所需的条件。研讨会嘉宾将从交易所、投资人、发行人、绿色金融服务机构等角度讨论中国绿色债券市场的机遇与挑战。

致谢:

香港交易所(HKEX)以及法国外贸银行(Natixis CIB)为本次调研提供了支持和赞助

主持人:

谢文泓

气候债券倡议组织中国区负责人

调查报告简报:

邓曼姝

气候债券倡议组织中国区研究主管

研讨会嘉宾:

赵健能

香港交易及结算所有限公司新兴业务发展部高级副总裁

兰星

法国外贸银行亚太区绿色与可持续金融业务副总裁

郭沛源博士

商道纵横总经理

苏念

贝莱德基金管理有限公司信用分析师

Apr 12, 2022 »

China has set ambitious targets of reaching carbon peaking by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, and meeting these objectives requires large scale of capital. Green bonds are an accepted and broadly standardized tool that can help direct capital flows to low carbon assets and projects, and contribute to meeting China’s climate goals.
This webinar will highlight key takeaways from the China Investor Survey, conducted by Climates Bonds Initiative and SynTao Green Finance to determine investor attitudes to green bonds and establish what is needed for the Chinese market to develop further.
Please join us for a live interactive webinar, where speakers will provide their views on challenges and opportunities in scaling up the Chinese green and sustainable bond market. The panel brings together different perspectives from exchanges, investors, issuers and service providers.



Moderator: Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Guest speakers:

- Julien Martin, Managing Director, Head of Emerging Business Development Markets, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
- Olivier Ménard, Head of Green & Sustainable Hub – Asia Pacific, Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking
- Dr. Peiyuan Guo, CEO, SynTao
- Norbert Ling, ESG Credit Portfolio Manager, Invesco Fixed Income Asia Pacific
- Manshu Deng, Research Manager of the China Programme, Climate Bonds Initiative

 

Apr 6, 2022 »

The Basic Chemicals Criteria lay out the requirements that Basic Chemicals production asset, projects must meet to be eligible for inclusion in a Certified Climate Bond and for companies on a credible transition path to issue transition labelled debt. The Criteria contain Mitigation Requirements, Adaptation & Resilience Requirements and Transition Requirements. Bonds and loans linked to these eligible assets and projects will be aligned with the Paris Agreement 1.5 degree celsius limit.

Public consultation is scheduled for launch with this webinar and will last for 60 days.

Moderator: Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Speakers:
- Marian Rodriguez, Sustainability Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
- Elias Martínez, Technical Lead Basic Chemicals Criteria
- Fredric Bauer, Associate senior lecturer in Technology and society; Researcher at the division on Environmental and Energy Systems Studies, Lund University.
- Kristin Marshall, Senior Research Associate at Lux Research

Apr 4, 2022 »

The Russia Ukraine war has triggered both a policy shift towards clean energy independence and debate around a longer life span for fossil fuels in the global energy mix. Will the crisis extend fossil fuel dependency? Or will policy makers double down on energy security through renewables?

A Special Webinar Event from Global NGOs.

Using IPR forecast policy scenarios (FPS), Carbon Tracker oil and gas industry analysis and Climate Bonds market data this special webinar event for investors and policy makers will assess the current uncertainties and political responses against long term trends in climate policy, green finance and energy transition.

Moderator:
Kavita Srinivasan, Senior Manager, Vivid Economics

Speakers:
Mark Fulton, Project Director, Inevitable Policy Response (IPR)
Catharina Hillenbrand von der Neyen, Head of Research, Carbon Tracker
Bo Lidegaard, Co-founder & Partner Kaya Group
Sean Kidney , CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Mar 30, 2022 »
The 13th iteration of a leading series Green Bond Pricing in the Primary Market, analyses pricing dynamics of green bonds, examining how these instruments offer pricing advantages for investors and issuers alike. 

We will present the findings of this latest paper that follows with a panel discussion of issuers such as the Spanish Treasury and Smurfit Kappa Group and investors like Lyxor ETF, Amundi Group of their experience of issuing green bonds, market performance and pricing benefits as reported in this research.

Moderator: David Furey, Head of Fixed Income Strategists EMEA, SSGA

Panelists:

- Francois Millet, Head of Strategy and ESG, Lyxor ETF, Amundi Group

- Emer Murnane, Assistant Group Treasurer, Smurfit Kappa Group

- Javier Asdrúbal de Benito Cháfer, Senior Adivisor, Spanish Treasury

- Caroline Harrison, Senior research analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative

Acknowledgements:

Support and funding for this paper were provided by Lyxor, IFC, and SSGA
Mar 30, 2022 »

The EU Platform on Sustainable Finance presents the New criteria for all six taxonomy objectives. This webinar is supported by the European Investment Bank and the Climate Bonds Initiative.

This report brings forwards New Criteria for the remaining four environmental objectives of the EU Taxonomy. These criteria address objectives for biodiversity, pollution, circular economy and water, and further extend the scope of the taxonomy beyond just climate and to a wider set of economic activities.

Speakers:
- Nathan Fabian - Chairperson at European Platform on Sustainable Finance
- Ben Allen - Director of Research, Institute for European Environmental Policy 
- Marzia Traverso - Rapporteur of Technical Working Group for the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance
- Michiel De Smet - Sustainable Investment Expert at the National Bank of Belgium 
- Linda Romanovska - Independent Expert member, EU Platform on Sustainable Finance

 

Mar 28, 2022 »

The Climate Bonds Initiative and CIB Research, with the support of UK PACT, will co-host an online webinar on sustainable debt market development in China on Monday, March 28, 2022, from 15:00 to 17:00 BST.

The webinar will focus on green bonds and sustainable bond standards, and the following reports will be launched at the webinar:

- China’s Growing Sustainable Debt Market - RAPID GROWTH DELIVERS IMPACTS

- The Green Finance Case for China’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition

- China Green Finance Policy Analysis Report 2021

- China Green Bond Market Post-issuance Reporting

Speakers:

1.Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative
2.Peiyuan Guo, CEO Syntao
3.Zhengwei LU, Chief Economist, China Industrial Bank 
4.Lihua Qian, Chief Green Finance Researcher, Executive Director, CIB Research 
5.Bolu Wang, Green Finance Research Centre, National Institute of Finance, Tsinghua University 
6.Valentina Wu, SynTao Finance 
7.Miguel Almeida, Research Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative
8.Wenhong Xie, Head of China Programmes, Climate Bonds Initiative

The event will be held in both Chinese and English, with simultaneous English and Chinese translation.