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

Sep 8, 2021 »

THURSDAY 09 SEPTEMBER - GLOBAL DAY

The 2030 Green Window

Time is ticking. While we gathered a cumulative of USD 1 trillion of investments in green bonds by December 2020, but we need the same amount every year for investments in climate change. Our Global Day focusses on international cooperation and the Green Window we need to step through to get the main blocs committed and acting. At this panel, representatives of the most relevant regulators will discuss how to move forward and highlight the urgent shift we need on climate action.
 
09:00 – 09:30 The Green Window and Keynote
09:30 – 10:30 Common Ground Taxonomy: China & EU    
11:00 – 12:00  Green Flamingo:  Emerging Markets Central Banks and Climate Risk
12:00 – 12:30  Spotlight Interview
12:30 – 13:30  2030 Commitments, Inevitable Policy Response and The Implications for Green Finance - In Partnership with the Inevitable Policy Response (IPR)
13:30 – 14:00  The Role of Green Bonds in the Net-Zero Transition - In Partnership with the World Climate Foundation
14:00 – 15:30  The Green Window – Geopolitical Alignment on Climate Between The Major Economies
16:00 – 17:00  Green Bonds for Climate Resilience: Unlocking Trillions for a Resilient Future
17:30 – 18:30  Global Day Roundup – A Conversation About the Highlights of the Day 
 
* Times in CEST
 
Sep 7, 2021 »

WEDNESDAY 08 SEPTEMBER - REGIONAL DAY

Preparing for the Coming Boom 

On Wednesday we spotlight our regional teams around the globe, starting in China to discuss the incredible journey of decarbonisation. Next, we dive into local actions and opportunities in ASEAN, Africa, and Brazil, Latin America launching the LAC State of the Market Report, and finally, the rising opportunities in the U.S.

09:00 – 10:00
Decarbonising the World's 2nd Largest Economy: China
10:30 – 11:30
ASEAN – The Rising Bloc from Recovery to Strength
12:00 – 13:00
Private Stakeholder Collaboration: The Key to Unlocking Finance for Green Growth and Resilience – In Partnership with FSD Africa
13:30 – 14:30
Financing Brazil’s Sustainable Agriculture Through Green Bonds
15:00 – 16:00
Latin America and Caribbean Sustainable Finance State of the Market
16:30 – 17:30
Growing Opportunities in the U.S. Market for Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds
* Times in CEST
 
Sep 6, 2021 »
TUESDAY 07 SEPTEMBER - MARKETS DAY
 
Beyond the Trillion Dollar Challenge
The Markets Day opens the Climate Bonds Conference21 with a journey through the latest and hottest topics exploring the global markets' reactions to the rising instruments, the boom in green issuances and the growing demand of transparency in reporting and data. We invite an extraordinary array of speakers including influential investors and experienced issuers to discuss the climate ‘social and sustainability’ bonds market in 2021.
 
09:00 – 09:30 Keynote Address
09:30 – 11:00 Beyond the Trillion Dollar Challenge - The Fast-Evolving Global Sustainable Debt Market 
11:30 – 13:00  Transparency and Reporting in the Green Bond Market
13:00 – 13:30  Spotlight Interview
13:30 – 15:00  Data Availability and Transparency – The Challenges and Opportunities - In partnership with FoSDA
15:30 – 16:30  Green Bond Pricing In The Primary Market: Developments in 2021 and Beyond
17:00 – 18:00  Markets Day Roundup – A Conversation About the Highlights of the Day
 
* Times in CEST
 
Sep 5, 2021 »

MONDAY 06 SEPTEMBER  - TRAINING DAY 

Learning for Change 

Warming up to a full week of panel discussions, the Training Day offers a series of useful short masterclasses for conference participants. In this training programme you will learn all about CBI’s Certification scheme, including how to issue specific labelled bonds, reporting best practices and a special guest workshop. 
09:00 – 09:30
Conference Welcome
09:30 – 11:00
Guest Workshop
11:30 – 13:30
Aligning Reporting Best Practices Masterclass
13:30 – 14:00
Spotlight Interview
14:00 – 16:00
Certification: Assurance and Reliability Masterclass
16:30 – 18:30
How to Issue Resilience Bonds Masterclass
18:30 – 19:15
6th Climate Bonds Awards<
 
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Aug 16, 2021 »
EU Platform presentation on proposed "Significantly Harmful" & "No Significant Impact" Taxonomies
 
Speakers:
- Nadine Viel-Lamare, Senior Advisor Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
- Nancy Saich, European Investment Bank, Rapporteur for this workgroup
- Johanna Lundgren Gestlöf, Sustainability Manager, SSP
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
Time:
10:30 - 12:00
London
11:30 - 13:00
Geneva/Cairo
12:30 - 14:00
Nairobi
16:30 - 18:00
Bangkok
17:30 - 19:00
Beijing
18:30 - 20:00
Luncheon

Event Language: English

Format: Online via Zoom

FREE
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.

Speakers:

  •    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

Speakers:

  • 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.