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

Jun 24, 2021 »

A one-day event exploring the green infrastructure investment opportunities in the GBA, bringing together potential pipeline issuers with international investors, and creating a stronger dialogue around the need for green infrastructure investment using green bonds and other green debt instruments. [View event date/time in your timezone]

Jun 23, 2021 »

Augmenting investment into agriculture offers enormous potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The land use sector receives only 2.5% of public mitigation finance yet is responsible for up to about 25% of global emissions. Only 0.9% of green bond investment is directed towards land use. 

The Agriculture Criteria will assist in creating new capital flows into the sector with a new science-based framework that includes definitions and a screening mechanism for projects, assets, and activities against which both issuers and investors can assess green bonds. The qualifying projects and assets will be eligible for Certification under the Climate Bonds Standard.

The Climate Bonds Initiative sees a role for the $100 trillion bond market in addressing the huge funding needs of the global agriculture sector.



Jun 21, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021 »


Monday 21 June, 15:00-16:15 CET

Introduction & the role of the Taxonomy 1/4

Helena Viñes FiestasCommissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets Authority, Rapporteur of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance speaking with Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds

Monday 28 June, 15:00-16:15 CET

What it means for INVESTORS 2/4

Nadia Humphries of Bloomberg and EU Platform co-Rapporteur of Usability & Data Workgroup, with a guest speaker from the investment sector, speaking with Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds

Monday 5 July, 15:00-16:15 CET

3/4: What it means for CORPORATIONS 3/4

Helena Vines Fiestas of Spain's National Securities Market Commission and EU Platform co-Rapporteur of Usability & Data Workgroup, with a guest speaker from the corporate sector, speaking with Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds

Monday 19 July, 15:00-16:15 CET

What it means for BANKS 4/4

Nadia Humphries of Bloomberg and EU Platform co-Rapporteur of Usability & Data Workgroup, and a guest speaker from the banking sector, speaking with Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds

The Usability and Data webinars have been hosted by the Climate Bonds Initiative and co-hosted by SEB Group, RTO Lithuania, European Construction Industry Federation, Business & Science Poland, SME United, BNP Paribas, UNEP Finance Initiative

Jun 9, 2021 »

In their inaugural episode of One Step Ahead podcast, Lyxor ETF spoke to Sean Kidney, CEO and Co-Founder of Climate Bonds Initiative and Samu Slotte, Global Head of Sustainable Finance at Danske Bank,. They gave their honest take on the urgent need to tackle the climate emergency, and the crucial role investors must play to enact change. Samu also gave concrete examples of green projects financed by Danske Bank’s green bonds, ranging from green buildings to renewable energy.

Jun 8, 2021 »

Expanding and upgrading electricity grid and storage infrastructure is crucial to meeting the steep decarbonisation goals for energy systems. More flexible and distributed systems are needed to bring about clean electricity.

At the same time, this infrastructure is vital for the decarbonisation of other sectors. For industrial sectors or buildings, electrification is a key means to achieving that. The dependence of so many sectors and societies on stable electricity provision makes grid resilience essential.

This webinar will discuss Climate Bonds' development of criteria for the transmission and distribution of electricity (i.e. Grids). Laying out the rationale and direction behind this criteria, we are seeking engagement from reviewers around the world to feed into our public consultation process for these Criteria.

Jun 8, 2021 »

Green Bond investors are not exempt from the foreign exchange risks in their portfolios. Besides, risks cannot be eliminated; however, they can be transferred through different financial structures or derivative products provided by the leading financial institutions. This is particularly true in well-developed and liquid capital markets but not so in emerging markets.

To tackle this challenge, TCX Fund offers global solutions to manage currency risk in developing and frontier markets for local currencies. This allows investors and bond issuers to protect themselves from any currency volatility.

Climate Bonds Initiative is aware of this risk and the critical role that hedging opportunities can play in developing the sustainable financial market in Latin America. FX hedging solution can help drive down the cost of capital for climate projects in the region and increase international investor's interest.


May 26, 2021 »

Climate Bonds Initiative invite you to the Post Issuance Reporting in the Green Bond Market 2021 produced with support from IDB, UniCredit and Lyxor AM

The green finance revolution and the huge role it will play in fighting climate change relies on the integrity of the market and investor’s capacity to know what their capital is funding.

We have seen the market growing to an incredible USD 1 trillion and simultaneously, interest in UoP and impact reporting to inform investor decision-making process is increasingly gaining the centre focus.

Join our expert panel of speakers as we provide a detailed analysis on the future of sustainability reporting for investors, issuers, regulators and other player in mainstream finance.

Wednesday May 26th 2021

08:00 New York / 13:00 London / 20:00 Beijing


- Maria Netto, Financial Institutions Principal Specialist, IDB

- Alexander Vasa, Financial Institutions Senior Specialist, IDB

- Antonio Keglevich, Head of Sustainable Finance Advisory, UniCredit

- Patrick Ho, Sustainable Development Manager, Swire Properties

- Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds

- Miguel Almeida, Research Manager and Lead Author, Climate Bonds

This is the 3rd iteration of our Post Issuance Reporting in the Green Bond Market Series.

Post-issuance reporting on the use of proceeds (UoP) is a core component of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) and the Green Loan Principles (GLP). Issuers that are effectively reporting on the environmental impacts of funded projects ensure the transparency and accountability that underpins the credibility of green bonds and loans.

May 21, 2021 »

Hausfeld London's vlog series - the 'Green Room' - which celebrates #COP26, Ingrid Gubbay speaks to Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative. They discuss his hopes for COP26, how institutional investors need to calibrate risk - with #climatechange one of the biggest risks of our time, where our governments need to act fast, and which green instruments need our focus.

May 14, 2021 »

The Climate Bonds Initiative, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), HSBC and the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) invite you to the Online Launch via Webinar of the Hong Kong Green Bond Market Briefing 2020.

The event will provide insights on key trends and developments in the Hong Kong green finance market focussing on green bond issuance, policy and market growth. Outlook for 2021 including Hong Kong’s closer collaboration with the Greater Bay Area (GBA) in promoting green finance, and the actions required to build a climate-resilient financial system will also be discussed. 

Launch Webinar 


Date: 14 May 2021, Friday

Time: 15:00 - 16:00 Hong Kong/ 08:00 - 09:00 London


15.00 - 15.05     Welcome and introductory remarks

Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

15.05 - 15.15     Key findings of the Hong Kong Green Bond Market Briefing 2020

Ivy Lau, General Manager East Asia, Client Services, Climate Bonds Initiative

15.15 - 15.50     2021 outlook – boosting green finance in Hong Kong to bolster Asia’s push for carbon neutrality

Kenneth Hui, Head of Market Development Division, HKMA

Luying Gan, Head of Sustainable Bonds, Debt Capital Markets Asia-Pacific, HSBC

Tracy Wong Harris, Deputy Secretary General, HKGFA and Head of Sustainable Finance, Greater China and North Asia, Standard Chartered 

15.50 – 16.00    Q&A

Join via Zoom 

Hong Kong Green Bond Market Briefing 2020 is produced in partnership with HSBC and supported by the HKMA and the Hong Kong Green Finance Association. 

Apr 29, 2021 »

Climate Bonds in partnership with HSBC invite you to the online launch of the ASEAN Sustainable Finance State of the Market 2020 report, produced with the support of HSBC.

The ASEAN sustainable finance market expanded in 2020 despite the negative impact of COVID-19.

Market and investor interest is increasingly being focused on the role that green bonds, green loans, social and sustainability bonds can play in sustainable development, infrastructure investment and low carbon growth paths.

Following on from our landmark Green Finance report of 2020, our first ASEAN Sustainable Finance- State of the Market report analyses in detail regional and national investment developments across green, social and sustainable labels.  

Join us for insights on key trends and developments for the sustainable finance market in ASEAN in 2020, including market growth, the role that Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) like the International Finance Corporation (IFC) could play in shaping the region’s sustainable finance ecosystem, opportunities brought about by the “build back better” agenda, and what we may expect to see in 2021 for sustainable finance in ASEAN.

Thursday April 29th, 2021
09:00 London / 15:00 Hanoi, Bangkok, Jakarta / 16:00 Singapore, Hong Kong / 18:00 Sydney

16:00 - Introductory remarks, Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
16:05 - Report Key findings, Cedric Rimaud, ASEAN Program Manager - Climate Bonds Initiative 
16:20 - Remarks by Jonathan Drew, Managing Director, ESG Solutions, Global Banking - HSBC
16:30 - Remarks by Pushkala Ratan, Regional Lead, Climate Finance Asia, Financial Institutions Group, IFC 
16:40 - Q&A Moderator: Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
17:00 - Close