Climate Bonds Connected: Podcast Programme

Podcast Archive

  • John Gandolfo

    Vice President & Treasurer at International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Jul 6, 2021
Green Bonds: Evolution of a Revolution - Part 1

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.

 

  • Samu Slotte

    Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Danske Bank
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds
Jun 9, 2021
Banking on a greener future, with Danske Bank and Climate Bonds Initiative

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.

  • Ingrid Gubbay

    Head of Human Rights and Environmental Law Disputes, Hausfeld
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
May 21, 2021
In conversation with... Sean Kidney

Hausfeld London's vlog series - the 'Green Room' - which celebrates #COP26, Ingrid Gubbay speaks to Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative. They discuss his hopes for COP26, how institutional investors need to calibrate risk - with #climatechange one of the biggest risks of our time, where our governments need to act fast, and which green instruments need our focus.

  • Lisa Kurbiel

    Head of Secretariat, Joint SDG Fund
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Feb 17, 2021
Green Bonds - A Time to Act

The episode explores the role of a ‘Green Bond’ government bond to capitalise on growing investor interest in assets designed to fund environmentally friendly spending. While we see the use of proceeds divided in solutions focusing mainly on energy, buildings, transport and water, we also see the dominance of developed markets issuing 72% of the green bonds and emerging markets with less than 20%. The Joint SDG Fund was created to be part of the solution, to help low income countries in their sustainable transition to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Jan 19, 2021
The rise and rise of sustainable finance

Sean Kidney, CEO at Climate Bonds Initiative, shares the inside story of sustainable finance and the extraordinary growth of capital allocated to climate solutions. Our discussion covers investor expectations, climate risk, regulatory action, and more.

We have been caught up in the blame game of individual activity, which is a red herring”, says Kidney. “Most of what we have to do are systemic changes to our economies; it’s energy systems, it’s transport systems; it's urban development planning. These are the areas of the most important changes. Which means our world changes around us and we change within it.”

  • Leon Saunders

    Head of Sustainable Finance, Refinitv
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Jul 15, 2020
Moving Forward With Transition Finance: Your 360° Overview

Can transition finance become the key driver of the global decarbonization efforts? What are the main market movements and challenges surrounding this concept? Will we see growth in transition bonds issuance? Tune into our interview with Sean Kidney, Co-founder and CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative, and Leon Saunders, Refinitiv's Head of Sustainable Finance, to learn more.

  • Nicolas Pickard-Garcia

    IB Green Minds Podcast
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Jul 9, 2020
IB Green Minds #24 - In conversation with Sean Kidney

Nico chats to Sean Kidney, CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative. They discuss the global surge in green bond issuance, how green bonds relate to other thematic bonds as well as the EU Taxonomy for Climate Mitigation and a potential future Taxonomy for Biodiversity.

  • Kaj Embren

    Transformers Podcast
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Jun 5, 2020
Transformers | The sustainability change makers : Sean Kidney

About Transformers Podcast: How business people and policy makers are transforming the future to create a more sustainable one. The guests are people from the industry, environmental influencers and politicians driving the change into a low carbon and green economy.

Sean Kidney, key influencer in the green finance market. CEO and Co-founder of the Climate Bonds Initiative.. Sean is working to reach a $100 trillion green bond market to deliver a low carbon economy.

  • Eph Amatong

    Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines
  • Jomkwan Kongsakul

    Assistant Secretary-General, Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Zainal Izlan Zainal

    Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission of Malaysia
May 14, 2020
The Role Of Regulators In Fostering The Development Of Green Finance Markets

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Regulators set the qualitative benchmarks and as such have pivotal role in ensuring that an issuance is related to developmental criteria.

  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Apr 30, 2020
New Vietnam & Indonesia Update Report Launch

Podcast: Event Details: New Vietnam & Indonesia Update Report Launch

  • Le Cong Thinh

    Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Apr 30, 2020
New Vietnam & Indonesia Update Report Launch - in Vietnamese

Podcast: Event Details: New Vietnam & Indonesia Update Report Launch - in Vietnamese

The podcast is divided into three parts: 1) Brief introduction to CBI + Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities Report series overview 2) Highlights of green investment opportunities Vietnam report: green finance trends in Vietnam, sectoral overviews in Vietnam with a special focus on low carbon transport and renewable energy, the Vietnemese government's policies to attract investment into infrastructure projects and the demand for green finance intruments development to finance green projects. 3) Interview with Le Cong Thinh, Head of Electrical System Department, Institute of Energy Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.
 

  • Le Cong Thinh

    Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Apr 30, 2020
New Vietnam & Indonesia Update Report Launch - in Bahasa

Podcast: Event Details: New Vietnam & Indonesia Update Report Launch - in Bahasa

The podcast is divided into three parts: 1) Brief introduction to CBI + Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities Report series overview 2) Highlights of green investment opportunities Vietnam report: green finance trends in Vietnam, sectoral overviews in Vietnam with a special focus on low carbon transport and renewable energy, the Vietnemese government's policies to attract investment into infrastructure projects and the demand for green finance intruments development to finance green projects. 3) Interview with Le Cong Thinh, Head of Electrical System Department, Institute of Energy Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.

  • Albert Lai

    Carbon Care Asia
  • Cedric Rimaud

    ASEAN Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative (Singapore)
  • Yuki Yasui

    UNEP FI
Apr 29, 2020
Green Bond Issuance- Going back to the Basics

Podcast: Event Details: Green Bond Issuance- Going back to the Basics

Climate Bonds Initiative ivites you to the online discussion on the opportunities for green bonds and how to issue them. 

In this episode you'll be hearing: - What are green bonds and how are they define? - what is the size of the green bond market currently? - What are the requirements for a green bond issue? and how to work with banks and verifiers to issue a green bond. 

  • Anna Creed

    Head of Standards, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Elodie Feller

    UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Apr 23, 2020
EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts: No 5: Land use

Podcast: Event Details: EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts: No 5: Land use

This webinar, held on April 23rd, was hosted by EU TEG member Sean Kidney (CBI) with guest speakers Anna Creed, Climate Bonds Head of Standards, and Elodie Feller, Investment Programme Lead at UNEP Finance Initiative.

  • Aila Aho

    Executive adviser, Nordea
  • Eila Kreivi

    Head of Capital Markets, European Investment Bank
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Tanguy Claquin

    Head of Sustainable Banking, Crédit Agricole CIB
Apr 22, 2020
EU Green Bond Standard - Introduction

The European Commission's Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth sets out a comprehensive strategy to further connect finance with sustainability. The EU Technical Expert Group's (TEG) proposed EU Green Bond Standard (EU GBS) strengthens the Commission's commitment to creating standards and labels for green financial products Join Sean Kidney in a Q&A round with TEG Experts as they discuss the implications of the EU GBS in the European financial markets.

  • Carel Cronenberg

    EBRD
  • Sandrine Dixon-Declève

    Club of Rome
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Apr 16, 2020
EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts: No 4: Manufacturing

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EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts: No 4: Manufacturing

  • John Sinner

  • Karsten Löffler

    German Government's Sustainable Finance Advisory Council
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Apr 9, 2020
EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts: No 3: Energy Generation

Podcast: Event Details: EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts: No 3: Energy Generation

 

 

  • Fabrizio Varriale

    Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Ursula Hartenberger

Apr 2, 2020
EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts: No 2: Low Carbon Buildings

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EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts: No 2: Low Carbon Buildings

Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of carbon emissions. Lowering the carbon intensity of the built environment in cities and urban areas needs significant investment. Join Sean Kidney, Ursula Hartenberger and Fabrizio Varriale as they discuss the challenges of driving capital towards sunstainable buildings and net-zero by 2050 and the opportunties opened by the EU taxonomy,

  • Helena Viñes Fiestas

    Commissioner of the Spanish Financial Markets Authority, Rapporteur of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance
  • Nathan Fabian

    PRI & Chair of the EU Platform
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Mar 26, 2020
EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts: No 1: Introduction

The Launch of EU Taxonomy marks a foundational change in how instiutional investors, asset managers and corporates will assess and determine low carbon investments directions, climate risks and new opportunities. The taxonomy has implications far wider than the EU and will gradually influence regulatory standards, regional guidelines and investor behaviour in multiple jurisdictions. Sean Kidney and guests discuss the implications in the first of a series of webinars on the EU Taxonomy. 

  • Mariana Bozesan

    The Investment Turnaround Podcast
  • Sean Kidney

    CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Mar 24, 2020
The Investment Turnaround

Those of us who refuse to get caught up in today’s prevalent doom and gloom talk, have the opportunity to find out here why we will be facing the biggest investment boom in the history of humanity. Sean Kidney shows how we can all participate in the transition toward a new global economy to create better jobs, stronger communities, cleaner air, live longer, and live a life of meaning. You will be totally empowered. I promise. Enjoy the show!