Online Events & Webinars

Online Events & Webinars

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 22, 2020 »
Join us & discover our findings on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the green bond market.
Thursday, October 22nd 07:00 New York/ 12:00 London / 13:00 Paris. 


- Krista Tukiainen, Head of Research and Reporting - Market Intelligence, Climate Bonds Initiative
- Julie Becker, Deputy CEO, LuxSE
- Jeroen Verleun, Senior Investment Manager External Management, PGGM

Moderator: Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

In response to the rising interest in sustainable finance accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Climate Bonds published an interim report as of the first half (H1) of 2020. 

Part of the Global State of the Market series, this new report goes beyond previous similar reports, including the recently launched Green Bonds Global State of the Market 2019, which have primarily focused on analysing the green bond market. 

The first part of the report overviews green bonds issuance in H1 2020. 

It also contains first-ever historic analysis by Climate Bonds of other debt themes – sustainability, social and pandemic bonds – covering the period up to H1 2020. 

This represents an initial step in the expansion of Climate Bonds’ market data coverage & commentary to include other debt labels, which will culminate in the launch of a separate social and sustainability bond database in late Oct/Nov. 

The second part of the report presents a detailed global overview of existing, planned, potential measures related to sustainable finance. 

These frame the development universe for diverse set of stakeholders, from governments to central banks and investors, with an underlying them around the need for a green and sustainable recovery globally in a post-COVID world.

Oct 14, 2020 »

Green loans are emerging as a fast growing financing mechanism. The use of both green and sustainability linked loans are increasingly popular in ASEAN nations and are beginning to appear in Australia and New Zealand.

How far & fast will this new market grow?

Climate Bonds latest analysis of domestic market developments around green loans will form the backdrop for this Webinar event. Expert voices will bring their perspectives on the drivers of new green lending, emerging market trends on both sides of the Tasman and best practice in labelling of green loans.

- Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Emily Tonkin, Director, Sustainable Finance, ANZ
- Michael Chen, Head of Sustainable Finance, Westpac
- Craig Eggleton, Group Treasury Funding, Division Director, Macquarie Group

Where: Online from anywhere! (Link to video call with be shared after registration)
Date: Wednesday 14th October 2020
From: 8.30 - 9.45am Sydney Time  - World Clock


Oct 6, 2020 to Oct 8, 2020 »

Climate Bonds Green Bond Boot Camp (GBBC) represents the most popular product in its training portfolio launched in 2018 it has already been done in over 21 countries reaching hundreds of professionals. GBBC is an intense learning experience for finance sector professionals who want to be part of the rapidly growing global green bond market. Spread over three days, it includes five learning modules as well as case studies, a role-play exercise, and “tales from the trenches” to provide a valuable learning base for new market participants.

Date: October 6th, 7th, and 8th
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm (CEST)

Sep 8, 2020 to Sep 10, 2020 » Green Transition: Opportunity of the Decade
Aug 27, 2020 »

Sean Kidney interviews our Research Analyst, Lea Muething

Only 15 minutes long, perfect for a coffee break - get the news and the gossip, even ask a question!


Lea Muething, Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative

Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Aug 19, 2020 »

Covid 19 has brought into sharp focus the urgent need to make economies more resilient. In the case of India, which was already reeling under economic slowdown, the pandemic has further exacerbated the structural fault lines of our growth pathway and patterns of production and consumption. The loss in aggregate demand and investment, depletion of jobs; increase in environmental degradation and climate hazards, pollution and widening inequalities were proving to be a challenge even before the Covid hit. India lockdown, largest in the world, put brakes nearly on all economic activity, except in agriculture.

Nearly 120 million people have lost their jobs. Phasing out of the lockdown, the trajectory of covid cases remains uncertain making economic revival slower than expected. Many governments across the world have proposed green stimulus and recovery plans to stay the course on climate change. Green New Deal is perhaps a good phraseology to underscore the need to re-order economies where sustainable economic activities create jobs, drive spending, restore demand, and make way out of the recession to a more habitable and equitable world. Can India craft a recovery strategy with sustainable development at its heart? 


- Rathin Roy, Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

- Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman Advent India Advisory Board, Fr Chairperson HSBC India, Past President FICCI 

- Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation

Jul 28, 2020 »
este webinar faz parte da série "Destravando o Potencial de Investimento Verde do Brasil para Agricultura", que explorará os diferentes setores mapeados no Plano de Investimento. Este evento se concentrará nas oportunidades mapeadas para agricultura e pecuária e será dividido em duas partes. A primeira abordará o Pl e as principais conclusões encontradas acerca dos dois setores. A segunda será uma discussão aprofundada com atores setoriais sobre como essas oportunidades podem ser alavancadas por meio de emissões de títulos verdes. 
Moderadora//Moderator: Leisa Souza, Coordenadora do Programa de Agricultura/Agriculture Programme Coordinator, Climate Bonds Initiative.
- José Angelo, Secretário Adjunto de Política Agrícola/Deputy Secretary for Agriculture Policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Brazil Government
- André Gustavo Salcedo Teixeira Mendes, Iniciativa Brasileira de Finanças Verdes/Brazil Green Finance Initiative 
- Bruno Lucchi, Superintendente/Superintendent, CNA
- Milton Menten, CEO, Ecoagro Securitizadora
- Ivo Brum, CFO, SLC Agrícola  
- Pelerson Penido Dalla Vecchia, Diretor Presidente, Grupo Roncador
Jul 23, 2020 »

Moderator: Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative


Sarah Breeden, Executive Director, UK Deposit Takers Supervision
Jessica Chew, Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
Prashant Vaze, Head of Policy & Government, Climate Bonds Initiative


Jul 23, 2020 »

- Green finance opportunities and challenge in Vietnam
- What is green and where to invest?
- Green bond issuance as a tool to finance green investment in Vietnam

Nguyet Phi - GIIO Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative

Dan Svensson, Director, VDEF Portfolio Manager, Dragon Capital
Pushkala Lakshmi Ratan, Asia Climate Finance Lead/Senior Industry, IFC
Hai Nguyen, Senior economic expert, GIZ Vietnam


Jul 15, 2020 »

Can transition finance become the key driver of the global decarbonization efforts? What are the main market movements and challenges surrounding this concept? Will we see growth in transition bonds issuance? Tune into our interview with Sean Kidney, Co-founder and CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative, and Leon Saunders, Refinitiv's Head of Sustainable Finance, to learn more.