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.

Subscribe to our Blog and follow our social media to stay connected with the latest on sustainable & green finance!

 

 

Annual Conference and ongoing training sessions:

Past Events

Jul 13, 2021 »

The Sustainable Debt: North America State of the Market 2021 research paper is the first standalone report that provides a complete analysis on the size and scale of the North American market.

Join the launch event for major insights from the report that follows a discussion with panelists ranging from Issuers, Investors, CRAs and Underwriters exploring the policy developments and commitments, and opportunities for growth in the region. 

Moderated by Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds, the following speakers will be in attendance: 

- Caroline Harrison, co-author of report, Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
- Patrick Mispagel, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Moody’s ESG Solutions
- Bradley Komenda, Portfolio Manager and Deputy Director of Investment Grade Corporates, Amundi Asset Management  
- Lisa M. Bozzelli , Director, Multifamily Capital Markets, Fannie Mae
- TBC

North America stands as a dominant sustainable finance market, but the picture is far from perfect. US and Canada are yet to actualise their full potential, get across the full story, register your interest!
 

Jul 12, 2021 »

Tuesday 13 July, 15:00 CET
EU Platform on Sustainable Finance presentation on proposed "Significantly Harmful" & "No Significant Impact" Taxonomies
Nancy Saich, European Investment Bank, Rapporteur for this workgroup, speaking with Nathan Fabian, Principles for Responsible Investment & Chair of the EU Platform

Jul 11, 2021 »

Monday 12 July, 15:00 CET
EU Platform presentation on proposed "Social" Taxonomy
Antje Schneeweiß, EKD's Church Investors Working Group, Rapporteur for this workgroup, speaking with Nathan Fabian, Principles for Responsible Investment & Chair of the EU Platform

Jul 8, 2021 »
 Climate Bonds Initiative (Climate Bonds) presents the 8th edition of the flagship report “Climate-aligned bonds and issuers” 2020. Day 1 of 2. European / American time zone friendly.



The report identifies global climate-aligned investment opportunities that exist beyond the thematic bond market.



With over USD 913bn of unlabelled climate-aligned bonds, our research highlights opportunities to scale-up the thematic bond market- which has already reached an incredible USD 1tr in 2020- and informs investors on ‘hidden’ climate-aligned investment opportunities.



Moderated by Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds, the following speakers will be in attendance:



- Amanda Giorgi, Senior Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
- Yulanda Chung,Head of Sustainability Institutional Banking Group, DBS Bank
- Clifford Lee, Managing Director & Global Head Fixed Income Treasury & Markets, DBS Bank
- Laetitia Hamon, Head of Sustainable Finance Luxembourg Stock Exchange
- Robert Eigenheer, Head of Capital Markets & Head of Treasury & Asset Management, EUROFIMA
- Calvin Quek, Senior Environmental Specialist AIIB



Join our expert panel of speakers as we provide more analysis on climate-aligned bonds and issuers and discuss prospects for growth of climate-aligned investment opportunities and their relevance to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Jul 6, 2021 »

When the first Green Bonds were issued in the late 2000s, no one imagined the demand to come. The first public offering was done by IFC and it sold out in only a few hours. Since then, Green Bonds have grown from around $2.5 billion in 2012 over $270 billion in 2020 with analysts projecting even further growth this year. Today, bonds are sought out as an investment option by pensions funds, insurers, and central banks, but according to Sean Kidney, CEO at the Climate Bonds Initiative and IFC's Treasurer John Gandolfo, their greatest potential may lie in their ability to change the terms of the debate.

 

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 »

USABILITY AND DATA WEBINARS



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.