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

Dec 7, 2022 »

Climate change is exacerbating the challenges of global food security, and the need for agriculture and food systems transition has been reached consensus. Capital markets have a vital role in supporting the evolution of agriculture and food systems towards more efficient, low-carbon, resilient and sustainable. This seminar will focus on the role of green and transition finance and will discuss the prospects of opportunities, transition pathways and practical experiences of financial institutions entities in investing and financing green development and transition in agriculture.


Host:LONG Yuqing, ESG Product Manager, SynTao Green Finance




Opening Remark

Sean KIDNEY, CEO and Co-founder of Climate Bonds Initiative 

GUO Peiyuan, Chairman, China Sustainable Investment Forum



Keynote speech

CHEN Ying, Director of Cereals and Oils Department, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Livestock

XIE Wenhong, Head of China, Climate Bonds Initiative 

FU Xiaotian, Director, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China



Agricultural Standards Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: XU Xiuling, Senior Vice President at CreditEase and Member of China SIF Board of Directors


RAO Shuling

Deputy Secretary-General of the Beijing Green Finance Association

Senior Researcher of Institute of Finance and Sustainability  

Leisa SOUZA, Head of Latin America of Climate Bonds Initiative 

LAN Xing, Vice President, Green & Sustainable Hub, Asia Pacific, Natixis Corporate and Investment Banking

SHEN Lina, Director of Institutional Business, SynTao Green Finance



Agricultural Commodity Investment Roundtable Discussion

How can green and transformational finance be mobilised by developing sustainable value chains?

Moderator: LI Shaoxin, China Agriculture Transition Lead, Climate Bonds Initiative


DU Hongxia, Senior Program Manager, Energy Transition & Climate Finance, WWF

Erika SUSANTO, Research & Data Director of FAIRR Initiative

QIN Jun, Deputy General Manager of Muyuan Foods



Launch|Agri-food Transition Principles

LI Shaoxin, China Agriculture Transition Lead, Climate Bonds Initiative

Sep 21, 2022 »

How have green bonds performed at issuance in the challenging market environment of 2022?

Climate Bonds Initiative will share the findings of our fourteenth report in our pricing series, in which we observe how green bonds perform in the primary markets. The 'Green Bond Pricing in the Primary Market April – H1 2022' report includes green bonds issued in the first six months of 2022 (H1 2022). Join us for this amazing expert panel of investors & issuers go behind the numbers.


- Christian Engelen, Head of Unit in the Directorate-General for Budget (DG BUDG), European Commission

- Lizi Nicol, Multi-Sector Indexed Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, BlackRock

-George Thimont, Head of ESG Syndicate, Global Debt Markets, Credit Agricole CIB

- Heather Wootten, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility & ESG, Tradeweb

- Caroline Harrison, Head of Market Intelligence Research, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Moderator: Elisabeth Vishnevskaja, CFA, Head of Partnerships, Climate Bonds Initiative

Sep 15, 2022 »

Climate Bonds Initiative y LAGreen Fund están encantados de invitarle a asistir al lanzamiento híbrido del reporte: Estado del mercado de las finanzas sostenibles en Perú 2022.

El informe identifica oportunidades de inversión verde y sostenible en Perú, incluida la forma en que los instrumentos verdes y etiquetados pueden atraer inversiones al país. También describe el estado y el tamaño del mercado de deuda sostenible peruano y una descripción general de los desarrollos e hitos de políticas de apoyo durante la última década.

Jul 10, 2022 »

Listen first hand from EU Platform experts!

Moderator: Nathan Fabian, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at PRI; Chairperson at European Platform on Sustainable Finance.

- Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate bonds Initiative
- Antje Schneeweiss, General secretary of the church investors group Germany and rapporteur of social taxonomy subgroup
- Signe Andreasen Lysgaard, Strategic advisor, The Danish Institute for Human Rights
- Wolfgang Kuhn, Consultant for GRI

-️ Date: 11 July
⏰ Time: 15:00 CET (14:00 GMT)

Radio talk show format in English plus Q&A.


Jul 5, 2022 »

Climate Bonds Initiative, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), HSBC and the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) cordially invite you to the webinar to launch the Hong Kong Green and Sustainable Debt Market Briefing 2021.

The 2021 Hong Kong green and sustainable debt market experienced an expansion into new types of thematic debt, and across the board. This included surging increase in green debt instruments, debut issuance of sustainability bonds, and burgeoning growth in transition finance products.

The event will provide insights and outlook on key development in the Hong Kong green and sustainable debt market, covering topics such as the HKSAR Government Green Bond Programme, the adoption of the Common Ground Taxonomy and credible transition finance.

The Hong Kong Green and Sustainable Debt Market Briefing 2021 is produced in partnership with HSBC and is supported by the HKMA and the HKGFA.

Moderator: Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Report Briefing: Manshu Deng, Research Manager, China Programme, Climate Bonds Initiative

Panel discussion:
- Kenneth Hui, Head of Market Development Division, HKMA
- Luying Gan, Head of Sustainable Bonds, Debt Capital Markets, Asia-Pacific, HSBC
- Tracy Wong Harris, Vice President and Deputy Secretary General, HKGFA

Jul 4, 2022 »
Climate Bonds Initiative and China Central Depository & Clearing Co. Ltd Research Center, with the support of HSBC, published the China Green Bond Market Report 2021 on 21 June.
2021 marked the first year after China announced the country’s targets for carbon dioxide to peak by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 (30·60 targets). It was also the first year of the nation’s fourteenth Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025). The country’s action to expedite carbon emission reduction was reflected in the vast expansion of its green bond market during the year. 
China is very likely to reach its carbon peaking goal before 2030. The momentum seen in its 2021 green bond market will continue to support that, backed by strong regulatory directives and high investor demand.  
The webinar speakers will review and provide an outlook on the Chinese green bond market, focusing on the policy and market forces required to ensure further orderly and credible expansion. 
The webinar will be conducted in Chinese with simultaneous translation.
Jun 30, 2022 »

UNDP and Climate Bonds Initiative invite you to join the launch webinar for their new report: Linking Global Finance to Small-Scale Clean Energy: Financial Aggregation for Distributed Renewable Energy in Developing Countries

The report focuses on the potential of financial aggregation in enabling global capital markets to finance distributed renewable energy (for residential and other uses) in developing countries. It explores the state of small-scale, low-carbon energy in developing countries as well as the barriers to financial aggregation, along with some proposed solutions and key considerations for market practitioners. The focus is predominantly on Sub-Saharan Africa, but the findings are broadly applicable to all developing regions, especially those with underdeveloped financial markets.

The report results from a collaboration between UNDP and Climate Bonds Initiative in the context of the UNDP's Climate Aggregation Platform – a Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded project to promote the scale-up of financial aggregation for small-scale clean energy in developing countries. It is based on an extensive literature review and dozens of interviews with relevant stakeholders, both from the product (sell) and finance (buy) sides.

Confirmed speakers:
- Eduardo Appleyard, CAP Project Coordinator, UNDP
- Daniel McGree, Senior Research Analyst and Lead Author, Climate Bonds Initiative
- Krista Tukiainen, Head of Market Intelligence, Climate Bonds Initiative
- Stefanie Held, Director, UNDP Energy Hub
- Christine Eibs Singer, Energy Access Advocate (Independent)

Jun 23, 2022 »

Climate Bonds Initiative is delighted to invite you to a webinar which will give investors an exclusive look at Climate Bonds’ new draft criteria for the steel sector. Speakers will share important insights as we continue our expansion in hard to abate industries and also provide context for the public consultation process that will be kicked off at the same time.

The Steel Criteria will form part of the Climate Bonds Standard and provide a succinct set of decision rules for determining when steel projects and assets are compatible with a low carbon, climate resilient economy, and are eligible for Certification under the Climate Bonds Standard.

Steel production is responsible for 7-9% of global CO2 emissions and the demand for steel is expected to increase 40% by 2050. The financial sector will play a critical role in financing credible efforts to decarbonise the steel sector and bring it in line with 1.5°C pathways.

- Fabiana Contreras, Industry Transition Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
- Ali Hasanbeigi, Founder and CEO, Global Efficiency Intelligence, Steel criteria Technical Consultant.
- Max Åhman, Associate Professor and Head of Division, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies at Lund University
- Erik van Doezum, Director and Steel Lead, Metals, Mining & Fertilizers EMEA Division at ING.
- Anna Creed, Head of Standards, Climate Bonds Initiative
- Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Jun 17, 2022 »

Join us for the launch of the ASEAN Sustainable Debt State of the Market 2021 Report, produced with the support of HSBC. 

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.

The report provides definitive data and analysis of the shape & size of the green, social, and sustainable debt market in the region. 

Join us for insights on key trends and developments for the sustainable finance market in ASEAN in 2021, and what we may expect to see in 2022 for sustainable finance in ASEAN.

The major factors driving green investment and market directions in 2022/2023 will be discussed by the expert panel. A one-off opportunity to explore an extraordinary year in green finance and growth tends in coming years.

Jun 16, 2022 »

The US Municipal market is seeing an increased focus on Green, Social and Sustainable bonds, both from the point of view of issuers, as well as from investors. However, given the scale of the Muni market, there is opportunity for the market to develop much further.

To mobilise institutional money, and dedicated mandates which could help to drive policy change and shift capital at scale, the market needs more benchmark deals from the full range of economic sectors.

The purpose of the webinar, hosted by CBI and sponsored by the London Stock Exchange, is to provide an overview of the Green Muni Bond opportunity, targeting primarily issuers and investors in this market segment.


o Mike Brown, Environmental Finance Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

o Emily Robare, Head of Muni ESG Research, Pimco

o Aude Rajonson, Head of Fixed Income Origination, London Stock Exchange Group

o Candice Partridge, Social and Sustainability Bond Data Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative.

Moderator: Nancy Kummer, Chief Business Development Officer / Managing Director, BLX Group