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

Aug 10, 2021 »

The webinar aims to cover key topics on energy transition in Africa, the role of green finance, the potential for an African new green deal, and highlight case studies from around the world. 

Supported by Agora and hosted in collaboration with the African Climate Foundation, the event will also mark the launch of the “Green Bonds in South Africa: How Green Bonds Can Support South Africa’s Energy Transition” Report, providing key insights to market practitioners in climate finance and renewable energy.

The webinar will provide the foundational steps for surfacing new narratives and approaches for policymakers to begin to incorporate wider development questions into climate change policy formulation processes, with the aim to: 

- Shift the narrative on transition for Africa to leadership and ambition 
- Shape the global discourse on Just Transition 
- Catalyse large emitters to use climate finance to finance a credible and ambitious transition 

We will be brining you a distinguished panel of speakers (TBA) from the development finance sector and key policy institutions. The platform aims to bring together experts from the climate finance sector, banking sector, government, energy, industry as well as think tanks and civil society organisations.

We would like to thank our sponsor Agora for their support. 

Aug 4, 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.
Date:  5th August 2021, Thursday
10:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 13:00
12:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 18:00
17:30 - 19:00
18:30 - 20:00

Event Language: English

Format: Online via Zoom

Aug 4, 2021 »

The Climate Bonds Initiative and Daiwa Securities invite you to the webinar “Development of
taxonomies worldwide and their impact on Japan” on 5 August 2021, Thursday, which will provide
insights into the latest development of sustainable finance in Japan, as it continues to ramp up
efforts in green finance and the transition to a low carbon economy.

In October 2020, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced Japan’s commitment to net-
zero emissions by 2050. This represents a key milestone for the country which aligns its climate
ambition with that of many European countries. Japan is also one of three East Asian countries,
alongside South Korea and China, to formally commit to net zero targets.


  •    Kazushi Shimizu, Head of SDGs Finance, Debt Capital Market  Dept, Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.  
  •    Ryosuke Imai, Deputy Director for Environmental Finance, Environment and Economy Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of the Environment (Japan)
  •    Hiroshi Nishikawa,  Executive Director, Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency, JRTT
  •    Tamami Ota, Director, Senior Researcher, Financial & Capital Market Research Dept., Head of Office of SDGs Research & Consulting, Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd
  •    Atsuko Kajiwara, Executive Officer, Head of Sustainable Finance
  •    Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  •    Shunsuke Oshida, Managing Director, Head of Credit Research, Japan Manulife Investment Management (Japan) Limited
Jul 29, 2021 »

Climate Bonds Initiative invites you to The Climate Policy Acceleration- Impacts for Investors - Joint Event with PRI and the Inevitable Policy Response (IPR). 

Commissioned by the PRI in 2018, the Inevitable Policy Response seeks to provide institutional investors with a forward assessment of coming acceleration in global policy on climate, carbon, energy and land use transition. 

Against the backdrop of the 2023 Paris Stocktake and the 2025 Paris Ratchet, IPR forecasts an acceleration of policy maker actions.  

  • What are the IPR latest forecasts? 
  • Are investors ready for the coming acceleration? 
  • What effect will the 2023 Paris global Stocktake have on policy makers? 
  • What are the implications for investors, climate finance and green capital markets?  

Join PRI head Fiona Reynolds in conversation with IPR's Mark Fulton and Climate Bonds chief Sean Kidney, looking to 2025 and beyond.  

A unique event with global voices on ESG, climate policy and green investment.

Thursday July 29th 2021
11:00 London / 12:00 Brussels / 18:00 Hong Kong

Moderator: Fiona Reynolds, CEO PRI


  • Ashley Schulten, Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investing, Global Fixed Income, BlackRock
  • Mark Fulton, Program Director, Inevitable Policy Response (IPR)
  • Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative 
Jul 19, 2021 »

In the finale of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance presents: EU Taxonomy series, Sean Kidney Climate Bonds CEO, will be joined by expert panellists to discuss the ramifications of the EU Taxonomy for banks and the banking system.

Gwen Yu and Nadia Humphreys, two champions of sustainable finance, will be on hand to provide industry insights amidst this exciting moment for sustainable finance under the EU’s growing leadership in the space.  

Jul 13, 2021 »

The Sustainable Debt: North America State of the Market 2021 research paper is the first standalone report that provides a complete analysis on the size and scale of the North American market.

Join the launch event for major insights from the report that follows a discussion with panelists ranging from Issuers, Investors, CRAs and Underwriters exploring the policy developments and commitments, and opportunities for growth in the region. 

Moderated by Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds, the following speakers will be in attendance: 

- Caroline Harrison, co-author of report, Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
- Patrick Mispagel, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Moody’s ESG Solutions
- Bradley Komenda, Portfolio Manager and Deputy Director of Investment Grade Corporates, Amundi Asset Management  
- Lisa M. Bozzelli , Director, Multifamily Capital Markets, Fannie Mae

North America stands as a dominant sustainable finance market, but the picture is far from perfect. US and Canada are yet to actualise their full potential, get across the full story, register your interest!

Jul 12, 2021 »

Tuesday 13 July, 15:00 CET
EU Platform on Sustainable Finance presentation on proposed "Significantly Harmful" & "No Significant Impact" Taxonomies
Nancy Saich, European Investment Bank, Rapporteur for this workgroup, speaking with Nathan Fabian, Principles for Responsible Investment & Chair of the EU Platform

Jul 11, 2021 »

Monday 12 July, 15:00 CET
EU Platform presentation on proposed "Social" Taxonomy
Antje Schneeweiß, EKD's Church Investors Working Group, Rapporteur for this workgroup, speaking with Nathan Fabian, Principles for Responsible Investment & Chair of the EU Platform

Jul 8, 2021 »
 Climate Bonds Initiative (Climate Bonds) presents the 8th edition of the flagship report “Climate-aligned bonds and issuers” 2020. Day 1 of 2. European / American time zone friendly.

The report identifies global climate-aligned investment opportunities that exist beyond the thematic bond market.

With over USD 913bn of unlabelled climate-aligned bonds, our research highlights opportunities to scale-up the thematic bond market- which has already reached an incredible USD 1tr in 2020- and informs investors on ‘hidden’ climate-aligned investment opportunities.

Moderated by Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds, the following speakers will be in attendance:

- Amanda Giorgi, Senior Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
- Yulanda Chung,Head of Sustainability Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank
- Clifford Lee, Managing Director & Global Head Fixed Income Treasury & Markets, DBS Bank
- Laetitia Hamon, Head of Sustainable Finance Luxembourg Stock Exchange
- Robert Eigenheer, Head of Capital Markets & Head of Treasury & Asset Management, EUROFIMA
- Calvin Quek, Senior Environmental Specialist AIIB

Join our expert panel of speakers as we provide more analysis on climate-aligned bonds and issuers and discuss prospects for growth of climate-aligned investment opportunities and their relevance to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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.