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

Oct 21, 2021 »

In Calendar year 2021, the labelled ESG Bond markets have shown a sharp increase in activity, and from what market participants state, there is plenty of action to come.  As per banking sources, this year’s ESG labelled  issuance is expected to cross USD 10 Billion, being 40% of the total expected offshore issuance of USD 25 Billion.

The growth has not only been in terms of Green Bonds, but associated instruments like sustainability liked bonds (including a global first from a steel company). The year also saw the first AT 1 Bond with a sustainability label from Axis Bank.  While renewable energy is a clear leader in terms of use of proceeds, there are issuance from a municipality, an agrochemicals major and also a cement manufacturer. There has been interest shown from es from real estate and grids as well. Domestic issuances have been given a fillip by the issuance of Vector Green Energy and others are possibly in the pipeline.
What are the next steps on the way? Where is this headed by the end of FY 2021?

The webinar is supported by FCDO.

Oct 6, 2021 »

Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) has joined the programme Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030), a 10-year long initiative to strengthen the resilience of cities around the world.  

This webinar brings together the main organisations supporting cities and municipalities around the world, as well as partners of the MCR2030. We will discuss how the challenges and opportunities for cities to become greener are impacted by the pandemic, and how resilience can set the tone and pace of developing sustainable finance.

Sep 29, 2021 »
Innovative Programmes for a Sustainable Built Environment: A Global Overview - EuroPACE and International Initiatives

Building and construction are responsible for 39% of all carbon emissions in the world; operational emissions (heating, cooling, and lighting) account for 28%, tackling emissions within this sector is critical for the transition to net zero.

This webinar sees some of the leading experts on the sustainable built environment come together to share their knowledge and experience. The audience will hear from David Gabrielson of PACENation; PACENation is a movement of people and organisations who are joined in their support for PACE financing. Mart Jacobs of GNE Finance will explore EuroPACE’s journey to date,  Emma Harvey will outline developments at the Green Finance Institute and Gary Zhao of BRE China and Shay Singh of Tether will share their views from their respective regions. 
Together these speakers from around the world will give a truly global insight into the international initiatives which aim to work towards the decarbonisation of buildings.

Sep 21, 2021 »

The 6th annual Sustainable Investment Forum North America in partnership with UNEP-FI takes place in September 2021 alongside Climate Week NYC, with the mission to mobilise sustainable investment towards a 1.5 °C world.

This year, the Forum is presented as a 4-part digital event series across 2 weeks as part of Climate Action’s Roadmap to COP26 campaign.

Connect and engage with more than 2,000 asset owners and investment managers, institutional investors, pension funds, banks, development banks, policymakers, think tanks and NGOs to continue to build the momentum for sustainable finance and responsible investment.

Attend to:

  • Learn how investors are aligning with climate and UN sustainability goals
  • Engage with a range of asset owners, asset managers, senior policy makers in the North American Region
  • Help build resilient financial systems for low carbon sustainable economy
  • Shape the discussion - pose questions to leading industry figures
  • Collaborate to mobilise capital for a just and green transition

Key Speakers:

  • Chris Faint, Head of Department, Climate & Small Mutuals, Division Bank of England
  • Megan Starr, Global Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group 
  • Professor Vikram S. Gandhi, Harvard Business School 
  • James Stacey, Partner & Global Director Climate Change & Low Carbon Economy Transition (LCET) ERM 
  • Kelci Zile – Global Lead, Sustainability, AWS Data Exchange 
  • Marc-André Blanchard, Executive Vice-President & Head, CDPQ Global
  • Magnus Billing, CEO, Alecta
  • Anne Simpson, Chair (Climate Action 100+) & Managing Investment Director for Board Governance & Sustainability, California Public Employees' Retirement System
  • Paul Shantic, Director, Inflation Sensitive, CalSTRS
Sep 9, 2021 »


Transition & The 2030 Targets 

"2030 is the new 2050"- Macron said about the urgency of climate change. Our Transitions work was launched at Conference20. On this ‘Transition Day’ we continue this focus with insights into the evolutions in the sustainable finance market that are opening up opportunities for financing transition and share the latest thinking on key sectors that need to undergo the biggest transformations, including energy, steel, chemicals, cement, buildings, transport and agriculture.
09:00 – 09:30
Market Evolutions That Can Drive Transition Finance
09:30 – 10:30
Aligning Transition and Investors: How to Highlight Commonality
11:00 – 12:30
What Does Transition Require From High-Carbon-Emitting Sectors and How to Deliver: An Issuers Perspective
12:30 – 13:00
Spotlight Interview
13:30 – 15:00
Transition for Buildings, Agriculture and Transport
15:00 – 15:30
Keynote Speech
15:30 – 16:00
Transition Finance for Transforming Companies
16:00 – 16:45
Transition Day Roundup – A Conversation About the Highlights of the Day
16:45 – 17:00
Conference Closing Address: The war against time – how will 2021 end and 2022 begin?
* Times in CEST
Sep 8, 2021 »


The 2030 Green Window

Time is ticking. While we gathered a cumulative of USD 1 trillion of investments in green bonds by December 2020, but we need the same amount every year for investments in climate change. Our Global Day focusses on international cooperation and the Green Window we need to step through to get the main blocs committed and acting. At this panel, representatives of the most relevant regulators will discuss how to move forward and highlight the urgent shift we need on climate action.
09:00 – 09:30 The Green Window and Keynote
09:30 – 10:30 Common Ground Taxonomy: China & EU    
11:00 – 12:00  Green Flamingo:  Emerging Markets Central Banks and Climate Risk
12:00 – 12:30  Spotlight Interview
12:30 – 13:30  2030 Commitments, Inevitable Policy Response and The Implications for Green Finance - In Partnership with the Inevitable Policy Response (IPR)
13:30 – 14:00  The Role of Green Bonds in the Net-Zero Transition - In Partnership with the World Climate Foundation
14:00 – 15:30  The Green Window – Geopolitical Alignment on Climate Between The Major Economies
16:00 – 17:00  Green Bonds for Climate Resilience: Unlocking Trillions for a Resilient Future
17:30 – 18:30  Global Day Roundup – A Conversation About the Highlights of the Day 
* Times in CEST
Sep 7, 2021 »


Preparing for the Coming Boom 

On Wednesday we spotlight our regional teams around the globe, starting in China to discuss the incredible journey of decarbonisation. Next, we dive into local actions and opportunities in ASEAN, Africa, and Brazil, Latin America launching the LAC State of the Market Report, and finally, the rising opportunities in the U.S.

09:00 – 10:00
Decarbonising the World's 2nd Largest Economy: China
10:30 – 11:30
ASEAN – The Rising Bloc from Recovery to Strength
12:00 – 13:00
Private Stakeholder Collaboration: The Key to Unlocking Finance for Green Growth and Resilience – In Partnership with FSD Africa
13:30 – 14:30
Financing Brazil’s Sustainable Agriculture Through Green Bonds
15:00 – 16:00
Latin America and Caribbean Sustainable Finance State of the Market
16:30 – 17:30
Growing Opportunities in the U.S. Market for Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds
* Times in CEST
Sep 6, 2021 »
Beyond the Trillion Dollar Challenge
The Markets Day opens the Climate Bonds Conference21 with a journey through the latest and hottest topics exploring the global markets' reactions to the rising instruments, the boom in green issuances and the growing demand of transparency in reporting and data. We invite an extraordinary array of speakers including influential investors and experienced issuers to discuss the climate ‘social and sustainability’ bonds market in 2021.
09:00 – 09:30 Keynote Address
09:30 – 11:00 Beyond the Trillion Dollar Challenge - The Fast-Evolving Global Sustainable Debt Market 
11:30 – 13:00  Transparency and Reporting in the Green Bond Market
13:00 – 13:30  Spotlight Interview
13:30 – 15:00  Data Availability and Transparency – The Challenges and Opportunities - In partnership with FoSDA
15:30 – 16:30  Green Bond Pricing In The Primary Market: Developments in 2021 and Beyond
17:00 – 18:00  Markets Day Roundup – A Conversation About the Highlights of the Day
* Times in CEST
Sep 5, 2021 »


Learning for Change 

Warming up to a full week of panel discussions, the Training Day offers a series of useful short masterclasses for conference participants. In this training programme you will learn all about CBI’s Certification scheme, including how to issue specific labelled bonds, reporting best practices and a special guest workshop. 
09:00 – 09:30
Conference Welcome
09:30 – 11:00
Guest Workshop
11:30 – 13:30
Aligning Reporting Best Practices Masterclass
13:30 – 14:00
Spotlight Interview
14:00 – 16:00
Certification: Assurance and Reliability Masterclass
16:30 – 18:30
How to Issue Resilience Bonds Masterclass
18:30 – 19:15
6th Climate Bonds Awards<
Aug 16, 2021 »
EU Platform presentation on proposed "Significantly Harmful" & "No Significant Impact" Taxonomies
- Nadine Viel-Lamare, Senior Advisor Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
- Nancy Saich, European Investment Bank, Rapporteur for this workgroup
- Johanna Lundgren Gestlöf, Sustainability Manager, SSP