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

Nov 4, 2021 »

The Climate Bonds Initiative will be in Glasgow from 2 - 11 November for COP 26. Our team will be speaking at this online event. Register now to watch it!

Nov 3, 2021 »

Climate Bonds Initiative will be in Glasgow from 2 - 11 November. Our team will be speaking at this event. 

Venue: Colombia Pavillion

Nov 3, 2021 »

The Climate Bonds Initiative will be in Glasgow from 2 - 11 November. Our team will be speaking at COP 26 at this in-person event. 

Venue: Brazil's Climate Action Hub, Blue Zone

Nov 3, 2021 »

The Climate Bonds Initiative will be in Glasgow from 2 - 11 November for COP 26. Our team will be speaking at this event. Register now to watch it online!

Venue: Bellona Pavilion, Blue Zone COP 26.

Nov 1, 2021 »

CBI has been working with the TCX Fund to support green bonds from less developed markets, in particular with respect to foreign exchange hedging, which has been found to be a constraint on the growth of the market.

This webinar seeks to support TCX’s activities in Vietnam, in particular for the Renewable Energy industry. There have been very little green bond issuance out of Vietnam to date and many DFIs are looking for ways to kickstart this market.

Moderator: Sean Kidney

Panelists:

- Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

- Jerome Pirouz, Deputy Head | Structuring & Sales at TCX Fund

- Jonathan Neo, Business Development Manager at GuarantCo

- Dao Le Huy, Deputy General Director at EVN Finance

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 »

FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER - TRANSITION DAY

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