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

Mar 28, 2022 »

The EU Platform on Sustainable Finance presents the Extended Environmental Taxonomy (SG3), previously known as the "Significant Harm Taxonomy". This webinar is supported by the European Investment Bank and the Climate Bonds Initiative.

Speakers:
- Nathan Fabian - Chair of EU platform on Sustainable Finance - Principles for Responsible Investment
- Nancy Saich - Rapporteur of Platform Subgroup 3 - European Investment Bank
- Helena Viñes Fiestas - Commissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets’ Authority
- Jörg Ladwein - Regional Chief investment office bei Allianz Group

Mar 17, 2022 »

The objective of this webinar is to investigate the particularities of the development of various green and social taxonomies around the world, including Latin America. The webinar will be in Spanish and translated to English.

Mar 10, 2022 »

Latin America and Caribbean (LAC): State of The Market 2021 is the second detailed analysis of the LAC green finance market, the first one was launched in 2019. The report was supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Download the report here.

Feb 28, 2022 »

The proposed EU Social Taxonomy will be crucial in helping the finance sector to make best-practice investment decisions with regard to social values.

The development of EU standards for climate change and mitigation are well progressed, and as environmental, social and governance (ESG) gradually come to the fore of investment decision making, a similar guidance for social activities is also needed.

The social taxonomy recommendation is pioneering in its efforts to embed internationally agreed norms like the international bill of human rights, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in European investment guidance.

This exciting webinar is brought to you by the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance. For over a year and a half the group has worked on the social taxonomy and is presenting its report findings on the 28th of February 2022. The panel is decorated with experts from the financial industry, trade unions and the corporate sector:



- Nathan Fabian - Chief Responsible Investment Officer at PRI; Chairperson at European Platform on Sustainable Finance

- Antje Schneeweiss - Working Group of Church Investors, General Secretary

- Marco Cilento - European Trade Union Confederation, Head of Institutional Policy

- Victor van Hoorn - Eurosif, Executive Director

- Marcel Roy - European Association of Public Banks, Secretary General

- Jan Noterdaeme - CSR Europe, Senior Advisor

 

Feb 22, 2022 »

This webinar will mark the release of the Cement Criteria for public consultation under Climate Bonds' Transition Programme. The aim is to encourage stakeholder input and feedback during consultation, field questions and provide clarifications during the webinar, and to engage potential certifiers and other stakeholders.

The Criteria intend to provide a succinct set of decision rules for determining when cement assets and activities are compatible with the necessary transition to a low carbon, climate resilient economy, and are eligible for certification under the Climate Bonds Standard.

Public consultation will run for 60 days, closing on 23 April. We invite all stakeholders from industry, civil society, academia and finance to attend this webinar and to provide feedback on the criteria during consultation.



Speakers:

- Sean Kidney, CEO & Co-Funder, Climate Bonds Initiative
- Anna Creed, Associate Director of Thought Leadership, Climate Bonds Initiative
- Cyrille Dunant, Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Feb 16, 2022 »

This forum brings together the most influential issuers, who would talk about the motivation behind their issuances, how their organizations are aligned to the environmental and social values embedded in the issuances and also what is the path likely, going ahead.



Speakers:

1. Mr. Jugeshinder Robbie Singh. Group CFO Adani Group.

2. Mr. Pawan Kumar Agarwal - CFO Azure Power.

3. Mr. V S Rangan , CFO and Executive Director , HDFC Limited

4. Mr. Seshagiri Rao MVS Group CFO, JSW Group and Jt MD JSW Steel

5. Mr. Kailesh Vaswani , President , Corporate Finance Renew Power

6. Mr. Gaurav Bhagat Managing Director & Head of Financial Institutions, South Asia at MUFG

Sean will represent CBI and we are looking at some investors being a part of the panel as well.



The webinar can be seen as a sequel to the earlier " India Green Bonds Post-Covid 19 - A Second Surge" which has received 800 odd views till date and was covered by the press.

Jan 28, 2022 »

While Thailand’s government has invested close to THB4trn (USD120bn) in infrastructure over the past decade, the GIIO Thailand report 2021 (“the report”) highlights that Thailand still faces an infrastructure gap. There is significant room to upgrade its infrastructure quality, with a possible future infrastructure spending gap of up to USD 100 billion by 2040 if the current trend of infrastructure investment is not accelerated. 

The report highlights four key sectors to grow investments in green infrastructure in Thailand: renewable energy, sustainable transport, sustainable water management and sustainable waste management, and also showcases other green investment opportunities in green buildings, smart cities, and coastal management. The report adopts the Climate Bonds Taxonomy to identify potential green infrastructure projects and assets in these sectors. It also argues that Thailand is well positioned to mobilize funding via the capital markets to narrow down the financing gaps in green infrastructure.

Speakers:

- Moderator: Mr. Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI)
- Opening Remarks: Mr. Anouj Mehta, Unit Head of the SERD Innovation Hub and ACGF, and appointed ADB Country Director to TRM
- Report presenter: Ms. Krista Tukiainen, Head of Research and Reporting, Market Intelligence, CBI
- Mr. Paroche Hutachareon, Senior Expert on Bond Market Development at the Public Debt Management Office (PDMO), Ministry of Finance (MoF), Thailand
- Ms. Jomkwan Kongsakul, Assistant Secretary-General, The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Thailand
- Mr. Surayut Thavikulwat, Chief Finance Officer (CFO), BTS Group Holdings, Thailand

Dr. Man Juttijudata, Chief Investment Strategy Officer, Government Pension Fund (GPF)

Jan 10, 2022 »

Emissions from the transport sector contribute significantly to deteriorating air quality and human health in cities. India has 6 out of the top ten polluted cities globally, with air pollution affecting most of North India severely and being responsible for the deaths of estimated 1.25 million people annually. Also, transport accounts for 20% of global energy use and contributes 25% to 30% of emissions. There is a need to reduce emissions as climate change poses an existential threat. Besides air quality and emissions, EVs offer energy security and economic opportunities. India is home to 53 cities with a population of over a million. These prerogatives compel India to look at electric mobility options to meet its transportation needs in a sustainable manner. 

The panel brings together expertise in Finance, Consultancy, Manufacturing, Battery Charging & Swapping and policy to throw light on the various aspects. 

Speakers:
- Moderator: Chandrashekar Iyer – Executive Director, Management Consulting Division at Fichtner Consulting

- Dr Rashi Gupta – Managing Director at Vision Mechatronics
- Maxson Lewis – Managing Director at Magenta – ChargeGrid, Power & Infomatic
- Raja Gayam – Co Founder at Biliti Electric Inc.
- Prashant Vaze – Senior Fellow at Climate Bonds Initiative
- Ms Akshima Ghate – Senior Principal at RMI India

We would like to thank Fitchner, Vision Mechatronics, Biliti Electric Inc., Magenta and RMI India for their support!

 

Nov 10, 2021 »

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

Venue: The Corinthian Club

Nov 10, 2021 »

The Climate Bonds Initiative will be in Glasgow from 2 - 11 November for COP 26. Our team will be speaking at this in-person event, organized by the Nordic Investment Bank.

Venue: SEC Centre, Hall 4 Nordic Pavilion.