Climate Bonds Webinar Program

Welcome to the Climate Bonds Webinar Program where you can participate in conversations with experts, policymakers, investors and thought leaders. 

Please register to attend them live and ask questions and join the discussions.

Past webinars will have the slides and recordings available too

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 Upcoming Webinars -- (see below for full details)

       
   

 

       
    Opportunities for Sustainable Infrastructure Investments at local level in Brazil 09/06/2020   Register  
    Monthly Markets Update - June 11/06/2020   Register  
    India Green Bonds Post COVID-19 - A Second Surge 11/06/2020   Register  
    Meet the person driving the EU’s action on sustainable finance 16/06/2020   Register  
    ASEAN Green Bond Investors: who are they? 18/06/2020   Register  
   

 

 

       
     Previous Webinars, with recordings and presentation slides        
    NGFS Reports: Central Banks - Climate risks into prudential supervision & risk differential between green, non-green and brown financial assets 05/06/2020      
    Green Bond Clinic - Sean Kidney welcomes Mystery Guest on Q&A session 04/06/2020      
    COVID-19 Recovery: Energy efficiency and home renewable energy in stimulus packages 03/06/2020      
    ASEAN: Financing Options for Sustainable Buildings 03/06/2020      
    Certified Climate Bonds in China 28/05/2020      
    EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 10: Usability 28/05/2020      
    ASEAN: Financing Options for Sustainable Transport 27/05/2020      
    EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 9: Transport 21/05/2020      
    ASEAN: How Green are Green Bonds? Deep dive into market standards and implications for investors 21/05/2020      
    Introducción a la taxonomía europea: conozca las propuestas del TEG 20/05/2020      
    EU Benchmarks Report - A discussion on Climate & ESG Benchmarks 20/05/2020      
    Green ABS in India – Unlocking millions of small-scale investment opportunities 20/05/2020      
    Leading Climate Ideas: From Taxonomy to the broader Sustainable Finance revolution 19/05/2020      
    ASEAN: How much do regulators need to regulate the green finance markets? 15/05/2020      
    EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 8: Adaptation & Resilience 14/05/2020      
    Markets Monthly - May 14/05/2020      
    Leading Climate Ideas: China, Belt & Road, and the global shifts towards sustainable economies, an interview with Dr. Ma Jun  13/05/2020      
    What is the price benefit of green bonds? 11/05/2020      
    EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 7: Waste and Water 07/05/2020      
    Online Launch of the Hong Kong Green Bond Market Briefing 2019 06/05/2020      
    Climate Bonds' new Shipping Criteria Public Consultation 05/05/2020      
    EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 6: ICT 30/04/2020      
    Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities (GIIO) Vietnam and GIIO Indonesia Update Report Launch 30/04/2020      
    Discussion sur la taxonomie de l'UE: entretien avec des experts du TEG 28/04/2020      
    ASEAN Webinar Series: Going back to Basics: the opportunity for green bonds and how to issue 27/04/2020      
    Webinar: Launch of the Green Bond Treasurer Survey 2020 24/04/2020      
    EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 5: Land use 23/04/2020      
    New Proposed EU Green Bond Standard - An Introduction 22/04/2020      
    Coronavirus: Challenge or Opportunity? The Asian Sustainable Financing Perspective 22/04/2020      
   

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

16/04/2020      
   

Markets Monthly - April

16/04/2020      
   

Webinar Launch: ASEAN Green Finance State of the Market 2019 – Report 

16/04/2020      
   

EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 3: Electricity & Energy Generation

09/04/2020      
   

La Tassonomia dell'UE: perché, cos’è, come si usa. Le proposte del TEG

07/04/2020      
   

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

02/04/2020      
   

Webinar Series: EU Taxonomy Explored:No.1. A Talk with TEG Experts

26/03/2020

 

 

 
   

Nordea Webinar: EU TEG on Sustainable Finance: Taxonomy and beyond

  /03/2020

 

 

 
   

Introduction to Climate Bonds Standard Version 3.0

  /03/2020

 

 

 
    2019 and previous years

 

 

     
   

 

 
    Upcoming  
       
       
  9 June

 

Opportunities for Sustainable Infrastructure Investments at local level in Brazil

Tuesday 9 June

10:00 Sao Paulo / 14:00 London / 15:00 Paris

Green finance presents an opportunity for infrastructure investment and developing economic resilience. Qualifying a robust project pipeline as green can attract new capital flows seeking green projects and assets, especially in international markets.
This conversation with lead specialists, investors and the Brazilian Government will dive into the opportunities for Brazilian stakeholders to finance subnational infrastructure projects via green instruments

Speakers:

  • Thatyanne Gasparotto, Head para América Latina, Climate Bonds Initiative

  • Julia Ambrosano, Gerente de Relacionamento Institucional, Climate Bonds, Initiative

  • Barbara Barkarz, Especialista Senior em Clima e Sustentabilidade, BID

  • Ricardo Russo, Sócio, Pinheiro Neto Advogado

  • Fabio Ono, Subsecretário de Planejamento da Infraestrutura Subnacional, Secretaria de Desenvolvimento da Infraestrutura

  • David Taff, CEO, Siemens Participações

 

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  11 June

 

Monthly Markets Update - June

Thursday 11 June

09:00 New York / 13:00 London / 15:00 Paris / 20:00 Hong Kong

Sean Kidney interviews our Research Analyst, Lea Muething

Only 15 minutes long, perfect for a coffee break - get the news and the gossip, even ask a question!

Speakers:

  • Lea Muething, Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
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  11 June

India Green Bonds Post Covid - A second Coming

Thursday 11 June

15:00 New Delhi /  10:30 am London

India Green Bonds Post Covid - A second Surge - In collaboration with MUFG Bank and FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry)

Hear directly from senior most decision makers at 4 of the top 5 Indian green bonds issuers (responsible for USD 4.44 Bn of green issuance between them and constituting 41% of Indian Green Bonds issued till date) on the drivers for green bond issuance, their takeaways, expectations and outlook for this space.
 

Speakers:

  • Augusto King, Managing Director, Head of APAC DCM, MUFG

  • C Venkat Nageswar, CFO & Deputy Managing Director, International Banking Group, State Bank of India

  • Jugeshinder (Robbie) Singh, Group CFO Adani Group

  • Prashant Agrawal, CFO Azure Power

  • Kailash Vaswani, President, Corporate Finance and Deputy CFO, Renew Power

  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Moderator:

  • Gaurav Bhagat, Managing Director, Global Corporate Banking, India MUFG

Vote of Thanks:

  • Shashank Joshi Managing Director, Head of Global Corporate Banking, India MUFG

 

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  16 June

 

 

Meet the person driving the EU’s action on sustainable finance

Tuesday 16 June

14:00 London / 15:00 Paris

With its massive COVID-recovery green stimulus commitments, the EU is now leading the world on sustainable finance action.

This conversation, with the head of the European Commission’s Sustainable Finance Team, will look at what’s really going and what to expect next.

Speakers:

  • Martin Spolc, Head of Sustainable Finance, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA)

  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

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  18 June

 

ASEAN Green Bond Investors: who are they?

Thursday 18th June
09:00 London / 15:00 Bangkok / 16:00 Singapore / 16:00 Kuala Lumpur / 16:00 Manila

We will be discussing:

  • what is demanding for green bonds rising in Asia?

  • what types of investors are looking to buy green bonds in Asia?

  • how is the future demand looking for Asian green bonds?

  • what investors think of the Asian green bonds issued to date?

 

Speakers:

  • Mr. Tetsuya Oishi, Managing Director, Investment Strategy, Government Pension Investment Fund (Japan)

  • Mr. Jeff Grow, Executive Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, UBS Asset Management (Australia) Jeff is also the lead portfolio manager for diversified fixed income strategies, and manages short and long duration portfolios for institutional clients.

  • Mr. Dachuan Zhang, CFA, FRM - Investment Manager, Huaxia Bank Asset Management (China) with CNY 652Bn (USD92bn) AUM. An Asset Management professional since 2013, he is currently responsible for the fixed-income investment and stock entrusted investment, and ESG strategy development of Huaxia Bank.

  • Cedric Rimaud, ASEAN Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative

 

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  5 June

 

Latest NGFS Reports: Central Banks-Integrating climate and environmental risks into prudential supervision & management & risk differential between green, non-green and brown financial assets

5 June

15:00 Paris / 14:00 London

This webinar will discuss the two 2 major new reports launched by the Network for Greening the Banking System (NGFS) on 27th May. Both reports are aimed at Central Banks and Finanacial Regulators (CBFR) aiming to better accocunt for climate related risks in their portfolios.

The Webinar will be invaluable to policy makers and staff in banks, insurers and treasurers involved with climate risk analysis, stress tests, debt raising & lending strategy & TCFD disclosures. The session will analyse the reports and discuss the agenda being set for central banks and supervisors throughout the world.

NGFS publications can be found here

 

Speakers:

  • Morgan Despres, NGFS Head of Secretariat

  • Jo Paisley, Co-President, Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)

  • Prashant Vaze, Head of Policy & Government, Climate Bonds Initiative

  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

 

 

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  4 June

Green Bond Clinic

Thursday 4 June 2020

14:00 London / 15:00 Paris

Our newest webinar series starts this Thursday, 4th June. 

1-hour interactive session, answering your enquiries & ideas on how green bonds can support sustainable investment, climate resilience & emissions reductions

 

Session 1 - Thursday - A Mystery Guest in the Clinic

The first session in the Clinic will see our CEO Sean Kidney with a 'Mystery Guest', in a live Q&A, responding to all your questions about green bond issuance & where the market is going. 

 

 

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  3 June

 

COVID-19 Recovery: Energy efficiency and home renewable energy in stimulus packages

Wednesday 3 June

15:00 Paris / 14:00 London

The webinar is designed to stimulate discussion on the role that retrofitting homes to improve energy efficiency can play in stimulating a green and fair recovery, post-Covid 19. 

We are seeking to raise awareness about the opportunities, challenges and key principles for designing and promoting energy efficiency. 

 

The event is organised under the umbrella of EuroPACE, an Horizon 2020-funded project designed to make sustainable home renovation simple, affordable and reliable for all Europeans by combining affordable financing with people-centric technical assistance.

The EuroPACE project aims to stimulate a massive increase in the number and ambition of energy efficiency and domestic renewable retrofits. 

 

Moderator: Kristina Klimovich, Head of Advisory and Consulting, GNE Finance



Speakers:

  • Prashant Vaze, Head of Policy & Government, Climate Bonds Initiative

  • Adrian Joyce, EuroACE, Secretary General & Campaign Director Renovate Europe

  • Isidoro Tapia, Energy Economist, European Investment Bank

  • Kathleen Gaffney, Senior Programme Manager, International Energy Agency



 

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  3 June

Financing Options for Sustainable Buildings in Cities

Wednesday, 3rd June

09:00 London / 10:00 Paris / 15:00 Bangkok / 16:00 Kuala Lumpur / 16:00 Manila

We will be discussing:

  • Introduction to Financing Buildings

  • Presentation of the Low Carbon Buildings Criteria under the Climate Bond Standard.

  • Case studies of Green Bonds: Green Sukuk example in UAE, Building Efficiency.

Speakers:

  • Xin Yi Lau, Green Finance Lead, South East Asia, Carbon Trust   
    She works as the green finance lead in the Carbon Trust Singapore office, where she is responsible for delivering and expanding the company’s current portfolio of green finance work in Southeast Asia. Xin Yi previously spent five years at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) focusing on environmental sustainability in the resource sector

  • Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer -City Developments Limited
    An active advocate for sustainability for over two decades, Esther has been instrumental in establishing CDL’s leadership in integrating ESG best practices into its business. As a forerunner in embracing the UN SDGs, Esther was conferred 2018 SDG Pioneer for Green Infrastructure and A Low Carbon Economy by the UN Global Compact. She sits on the boards or advisory platforms of several organisations.

  • Cedric Rimaud, ASEAN Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative

  • Dr. Helena Wright, Vice President, Sustainable Infrastructure & Energy Finance,  WWF Singapore

 

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  28 May

 

Certified Climate Bonds in China

Thursday 28 May

16:00 Beijing / 09:00 London

Since entering the green bond market in 2016, China has been the world's second largest green bond market for the next three years and one of the largest sources of global certified climate bonds. In 2019, Chinese issuers issued a total of USD2.9 billion worth of Certified Climate Bonds, and the green bonds have become an important part of China's green financial system construction and constantly contribute to the dynamic of green economy.

The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 would have a huge impact on global financial markets and economic development and countries have issued large-scaled economic stimulus packages to explore various possibilities for economy to get back on track. We believe that economic stimulus packages should balance economic growth with social benefits, ensuring that sectors and businesses hardest hit by the pandemic are tilted with resources to increase the resilience and sustainability of economic development, and that the development of green bonds and certified climate bonds will be important pillars of the transition.

In the post-pandemic era, opportunities for green bond issuance at the local level in China should be proactively identified and expand the scale of certified climate bonds, which stand for the international best practice to drive the transition of the Chinese economy to a more resilient and sustainable growth approach in the 14th Five-Year Plan period.

Agenda:

  1. How Huatai Securities implements the path of green finance and green bonds
  2. Overview of domestic green bond certification     
  3. Development of green bond and certified climate bonds
  4. Jiangsu Leasing--Exploration and Experience Sharing in the Green Field              

Speakers:

  • RAN Yi, Vice President of Bonds Business Unit, Huatai Securities
  • LIU Xianyun, Vice President, China Chengxin Green Finance
  • ZHENG Zhiwei, Manager of Financial Institution, Jiangsu Financial Leasing
  • SHAO Huan, China Program Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative

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  28 May

EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 10: Usability

Thursday 28 May

15:00 Paris / 14:00 London

 

This is 10th in a series of Webinars through April and May, as we explore EU Taxonomy related subjects with TEG experts.

Speakers:

 

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  27 May

Financing Options for Sustainable Transport infrastructure in Cities

Wednesday, 27th May

09:00 London / 10:00 Paris / 15:00 Bangkok / 16:00 Kuala Lumpur / 16:00 Manila

  • Introduction to Financing Sustainable Transport

  • Presentation of the Low Carbon Transport Criteria under the Climate Bond Standard

  • Case studies of Green Bonds: BTS Group in Thailand, Financing Urban Mobility

Speakers:

  • Surayut Thavikulwat, Chief Financial Officer, BTS Group Holdings

  • Seth Tan, Executive Director, Infrastructure Asia, a project facilitation office under the Singapore government.
    Previously, he was in leadership roles in DBS Bank, BNP Paribas, Standard Bank, and Babcock & Brown. He has 24 years involvement in the infrastructure sector

  • Anthony Watanabe, Bombardier Rail Transportation
    Following almost 2 years as the Head of Strategy and Transformation for the APAC region, Mr Watanabe has recently transitioned to a newly created role within the Bombardier Transportation

  • Dr. Helena Wright, Vice President, Sustainable Infrastructure & Energy Finance,  WWF Singapore

  • Cedric Rimaud, ASEAN Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative

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  21 May

EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 9: Transport

Thursday 21 May
 
15:00 Paris / 14.00 London

This is 9th in a series of Webinars through April and May, as we explore EU Taxonomy related subjects with TEG experts.

Speakers:

  • Peter Anderson, Senior Climate Change Specialist, European Investment Bank 
  • Andreas Barkmann, Senior Expert Sustainable Finance, European Environment Agency
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

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  21 May

ASEAN: How Green are Green Bonds? Deep dive into market standards and implications for investors

Thursday, 21st May

09:00 London / 10:00 Paris / 15:00 Bangkok / 16:00 Kuala Lumpur / 16:00 Manila

- Overview of the Standards currently available in the market
- The requirements and the options of green bonds/ green loans
- Reporting: how to do it simply and practically

Speakers:

  • Yoon Mee Jeong, Director, Sustainable Finance Group, Global Corporate Bank, OCBC
  • Juliette Macresy, Head of Greater China and South East Asian markets, Vigeo-Eiris
  • Cedric Rimaud, ASEAN Program Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative

 

Moderator:

  • Mary Leung, CFA – Head, Advocacy, Asia Pacific CFA Institute

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  20 May

Introducción a la taxonomía europea: conozca las propuestas del TEG

Miércoles 20 de mayo 16:30 CEST (15:30 BST)

Únase a:

Helena Viñes Fiestas, Responsable adjunta de Sostenibilidad, BNP Paribas AM, y miembro del TEG

Paolo Canfora, Centro Común de Investigación de la Comisión Europea

José Luis Blasco, Director Global de Sostenibilidad , Acciona, y miembro del TEG
 

Dialogaremos sobre:

- ¿Qué es exactamente la taxonomía europea?
- ¿A quién y cómo afecta?
- ¿Cuáles son las implicaciones para las inversiones en los diferentes sectores de la economía, como energía, transporte o la construcción ?
- ¿Deberían los paquetes de estímulo tener condicionalidad verde utilizando la taxonomía como referente o no? 
- ¿Cuáles son los pasos principales que deberían realizar las empresas al aplicar la taxonomía?

Discusión y turno de preguntas.

Siga a Climate Bonds en Twitter o LinkedIn y obtenga toda la información que necesite sobre los próximos webinars.

 

Apoyado por Real Instituto Elcano 

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  20 May

 

Talk with TEG Experts: EU Benchmarks Report A discussion on Climate & ESG Benchmarks

Wednesday 20 May
15:00 Paris / 14:00 London

Climate Bonds CEO Sean Kidney invites you to join this webinar that will discuss the EU Benchmarks Report

  • Andreas Hoepner, Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the Lochlann Quinn School of Business of University College Dublin (UCD)
  • Elena Philipova, Global Head ESG Proposition, Refinitiv

No presentation slides were used

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  20 May

Unlocking millions of small-scale investment opportunities – Green ABS in India 

Wednesday 20 May

16:00 (New Delhi) / 18:30 (Hong Kong) / 11:30 (London) 

Securitisation is a powerful tool to refinance small assets and is a popular aggregation tool in the debt capital market. It also helps in tapping funds from non-banking sectors, and affords balance sheet management to the originators. 



Climate Bonds Initiative looks forward to doing the necessary developmental work to enable the green form of Securitisation in India. Supported by the Rockefeller foundation, we completed a report on Green ABS in India. 



To launch the report will dicuss the opportunities to help India meet its NDCs. Our invited speakers will present their thoughts on how ABS can help finance green investment projects especially at the individual home and business and achieve development goals.

Speakers: 

  • Anshul Gupta Director, Strategic Alliances & New Initiatives, Northern Arc
  • Yeswanth Duraiswamy, Technical Expert with IGEN Access II Program, GIZ 
  • Prashant Vaze, Head of Policy and Government, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Sandeep Bhattacharya, India Project Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Comments by Harsh Shrivastava, India MFIN CEO

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  19 May

Leading Climate Ideas: From taxonomy to the broader sustainable finance revolution

Tuesday 19 May

15:00 Paris / 14:00 London

Speakers:

  • Nick Robins, Professor, Sustainable Finance, London School of Economics (LSE) Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change
  • Helena Vines Fiestas, Head of Sustainable Research, BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative

No presentation slides were used

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15/05/20

ASEAN: How much do regulators need to regulate the green finance markets?

Friday 15 May

09:00 London / 10:00 Paris / 15:00 Bangkok / 16:00 Kuala Lumpur / 16:00 Manila / 16:00 Hong Kong

- Review of the Green Bond regulation in ASEAN
- What is the size of the green bond market currently in ASEAN?
- What is the regulation for a green bond issue?
- Should a country adopt its own regulation or is the international regulation sufficient?

Moderator:

  • Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative

Speakers:

  • Datuk Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin, Deputy Chief Executive, Securities and Exchange Commission of Malaysia
  • Jomkwan Kongsakul, Assistant Secretary-General, Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand
  • Eph Amatong, Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines
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  14/05/20

Monthly Markets Update - May

Thursday 14 May

09:00 New York / 13:00 London / 15:00 Paris / 20:00 Hong Kong

Sean Kidney interviews our Research Analyst, Lea Muething

Only 15 minutes long, perfect for a coffee break - get the news and the gossip, even ask a question!

Speakers:

  • Lea Muething, Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

 

 

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  14/05/20

EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 8: Adaptation & Resilience

Thursday 14 May

15:00 Paris / 14:00 London

This is 8th in a series of Webinars through April and May, as we explore EU Taxonomy related subjects with TEG experts.

Speakers:

  • Anna Creed, Head of Standards​, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Cinzia Losenno, Senior Climate Change Specialist, European Investment Bank
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

 

 

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  13/05/20

New Series!

Leading Climate Ideas #1: 

China, Belt & Road, and the global shift towards sustainable economies

Wednesday 13 May

15:00 Paris / 14:00 London

The first of our new Climate Ideas Series sees Sean Kidney interview international green finance leader, Dr Ma Jun on the global shift towards sustainable economies. 

Where are advances being made? How can the shift be accelerated? 

This event will be a unique opportunity to hear direct from one of the world’s leading exponents of green finance and sustainable economic development. 

Speakers:

  • Dr. Ma Jun, Director, Tsinghua University Centre for Finance and Development and Advisor to the Governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC). 
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

 

 

 

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  11/05/20

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What is the price benefit for green bonds?

Date: Monday, 11th May

Time: 09:00 London / 10:00 Paris / 15:00 Bangkok / 16:00 Manila / 16:00 Singapore

  • Where are the cost benefits when issuing a Green Bond?
  • Academic survey of green bond costs
  • How do investors see the value in green bonds?
  • How does the verification process add value

Moderator:

  • Cedric Rimaud, ASEAN Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative

Speakers:

  • Dr. Shu Tian, Economist, ADB
  • Caroline Harrison, Markets Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Sean Henderson, Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets, Asia Pacific, HSBC
  • Bram Bos, Lead Portfolio Manager, NN Investment Partners

 

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  07/05/20

EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 7: Waste and Water

Thursday 7 May

15:00 Paris / 14:00 London

This is 7th in a series of Webinars through April and May, as we explore EU Taxonomy related subjects with TEG experts.

Speakers:

  • Karl-Ludwig Brockmann, KfW
  • Mike Brown, SFPUC
  • Terry Coleman, RWS Partners
  • Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative

      Webinar series supported by ECF. 

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  06/05/20

Online Launch of the Hong Kong Green Bond Market Briefing 2019

Wednesday 6 May 

16:00 Hong Kong / 17:00 Tokyo / 10:00 Paris / 09:00 London

The Climate Bonds Initiative, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), HSBC and the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA) invite you to the Online Launch via Webinar of the Hong Kong Green Bond Market Briefing 2019.

 

The Event will provide insights on key trends and developments in the Hong Kong green finance market focussing on green bond issuance, policy and market growth. Outlook for 2020 including Hong Kong’s growing role as a green finance hub and developments in the wider Greater Bay Area (GBA) will also be discussed.

Agenda:

16.00 - 16.05 Welcome and introductory remarks
Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

16.05 - 16.15 Key findings of the Hong Kong Green Bond Market Briefing 2019
Ivy Lau, General Manager China Office, Climate Bonds Initiative

16.15 - 16.30 2020 outlook for green finance in Hong Kong
Representative from HSBC
Kenneth Hui, Head of Market Development, HKMA

16.30 - 16.40 Growing green finance in the Greater Bay Area
Representative from HKGFA

16.40 – 17.00 Q&A

 

 

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  05/05/20

Climate Bonds Standard's new Shipping Criteria - Public Consultation

Tuesday 5 May

08:00 London / 09:00 Paris / 16:00 Tokyo 

Global shipping accounts for very large portion of global trade (90%). The sector is responsible for approximately 2-3% of global GHG emissions.

The Third International Maritime Organisation (IMO)'s GHG Study estimated that for the period 2007-2012, shipping emitted about 1,000 Mt CO2 per year, equaling approximately 3.1% of annual global CO2 emissions.

It’s about time that Sector Criteria is available for these assets to determine whether a bond or debt instrument is financing a Paris Agreement aligned ship.

This session will be moderated by Lionel Mok, Climate Bonds Initiative

Agenda:

  • Sean Kidney will begin with an introduction to the shipping challenge and how green bonds can play a role in addressing martime transport emissions
  • Tristan Smith, UCL will go into detail into the proposed Criteria 
  • Matteo Bigoni, Head of Certifications, Climate Bonds Initiative, will speak briefly on the general Certification process

 

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30/04/20

EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 6: ICT

Thursday 30 April

15:00 Paris / 14:00 London

 

This is 6th in a series of Webinars through April and May, as we explore EU Taxonomy related subjects with TEG experts.

Speakers:

  • Carel Cronenberg, Associate Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Gema Esteban Garrido, ESG Investors & Non Financial Reporting Director, Telefónica
  • Maya Ormazabal Herrero, General Manager Environment & Climate Change, Telefónica
  • Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative
 

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  30/04/20

Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities (GIIO) Vietnam & GIIO Indonesia Update Report Launch

Thursday 30 April

09:00 London / 10:00 Paris / 15:00 Ho Chih Minh / 15:00 Jakarta / 16:00 Hong Kong

15.00-16.00 (GMT+7) / 16.00-17.00 (GMT+8)
09.00-10.00 (BST) / 10.00 - 11.00 (CEST)
 
Climate Bonds Initiative invites you to the online launch of two reports:
  • Inaugural Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities (GIIO) Vietnam report 
  • The GIIO Indonesia Update report  

Join us for insights on key trends and developments for green infrastructure and energy in Vietnam and Indonesia.

Agenda:

  • Welcome & Introduction: Kristiane Davidson, Head of Green Infrastructure, Climate Bonds Initiative. 
  • Key findings of GIIO Vietnam report by Kristiane Davidson and Phí Thị Minh Nguyệt Green Infrastructure Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • 2020 outlook for green energy in Vietnam: Interview with Mr Le Cong Thinh, Head of Electrical System Department - Institute of Energy Science - Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
  • Key findings of the GIIO Indonesia Update report 2019: Kristiane Davidson and Nabilla Gunawan, Green Infrastructure Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • 2020 outlook for green infrastructure investment in Indonesia: Interview with Mohammad Ghozie Indra Dalel, Director of Operations and Finance of PT. Sarana Multi Infrastruktur, Indonesia
 

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  28 April

Introduction à la taxonomie européenne de la finance durable 

mardi 28 avril à 15h00 Paris (14h00 London)

Rejoignez :

  • Helena Viñes Fiestas, BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Paolo Canfora, Commission Européenne, Joint Research Center (JRC)
  • Elodie Feller, UNEP FI

Nous aborderons :

  • Ce qu’est la taxonomie européenne de la finance durable
  • Qui sera affecté et quand
  • Les aspects pratiques d’application, et conséquences pour les investissements dans les secteurs économiques clés de la transition
  • L’utilisation potentielle de la taxonomie pour un relancement économique post-pandémie, bas carbone

Cet échange sera suivi d'une session de Questions/Réponses interactive avec les participants.

 

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27 April

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ASEAN Webinar Series: Going back to Basics: the opportunity for green bonds and how to issue

Monday 27 April, 15:00 Bangkok / 16:00 Singapore, Hong Kong / 17:00 Tokyo

This is the 1st in a series of Webinars to be held by speakers in the Southeast Asia / ASEAN region.

This first one will be a general introduction to green bonds and the market.

Speakers:

Webinar Recording
           
 

24 April

 
Webinar Launch: Climate Bonds Green Bonds Treasurer Survey 2020
Friday 24 April, 15:00 Paris / 14:00 London
 
The Treasurer Survey is a first of its kind report, an exploration of the experience of 86 treasurers from organisations that have issued green bonds. Survey respondents from 34 countries, representing around 44% of the identified green bond universe provided their insights on coming to market with new green offerings. 

Join us as we discuss the in-depth findings with report authors from Climate Bonds and guest speakers from the Luxembourg Green Exchange and Danske Bank.

 
Supporting analysis for the report was provided by Henley Business School of Reading University.

Panel moderated by Manuel Adamini

Panel speakers:

 
 
 
 
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  23 April

EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 5: Land Use

Thursday 23 April, 15:00 Paris / 14:00 London

Talk show format plus Q&A.

This is 5th in a series of Webinars through April and May, as we explore EU Taxonomy related subjects with TEG experts.

Speakers:

  • Anna Creed, Head of Standards​, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Elodie Feller, Investment Programme Lead at UN Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
  • Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative

 

 

 
 
           
 

22 April

 
Coronavirus: Challenge or Opportunity? The Asian Sustainable Financing Perspective
Wednesday 22 April, 15:00 Hong Kong / 08:00 London / 09:00 Paris

Climate Bonds Initiative, HSBC, Natixis and Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong) will discuss the following topics on the latest development of sustainable finance in Asia:

  • Where does the Asian Sustainable Financing stand in a Covid-stricken world?
  • There are increasing calls for “Green Stimulus”, what could that mean for the transition to a low carbon economy?
  • What are the sustainable finance and investment opportunities lying ahead in the region’s post-virus recovery?

Radio talk show format plus Q&A.
Moderator by Ivy Lau, General Manager China Office, Climate Bonds Initiative

Speakers:

  • Luying Gan, Head of Sustainable Bonds, Debt Capital Markets, Asia-Pacific Global Banking, HSBC
  • Xiaofei Guo, Director, Green & Sustainable Solutions, Corporate Investment Banking, Natixis
  • Julien Duquenne, Executive Director, CIB Green & Sustainable Hub, Natixis
  • Sean Chang, Head of Fixed Income, Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong)

 

Webinar Recording

 

 
           
 

22 April

New Proposed EU Green Bond Standard - An Introduction

 

Wednesday, 22 April
15:00 CEST (14:00BST)  

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.
 

Speakers:

  • Aila Aho, Executive adviser, Nordea
  • Tanguy Claquin, Head of Sustainable Banking, Crédit Agricole CIB
  • Eila Kreivi, Head of Capital Markets, European Investment Bank
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

 

 

 
 
           
  16 April

First-ever Monthly Markets Update - April

Thursday 16 April - 09:00 New York / 13:00 London / 15:00 Paris 

Sean Kidney interviews our Research Analyst Lea Muething

Only 15 minutes long, perfect for a coffee break - get the news and the gossip, even ask a question.

Speakers:

  • Lea Muething, Research Analyst, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

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16 April

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

Thursday 16 April, 15:00 CEST (14:00 BST)

Talk show format plus Q&A.
 
This is 4th in a series of Webinars through April and May, as we explore Taxonomy related subjects with TEG experts.
 

Speakers:

 

 
 
 
 
           
  16 April

Webinar Launch: ASEAN Green Finance State of the Market 2019

Thursday 16th April, 16:00 SGT (9:00 BST)

Climate Bonds Initiative, in partnership with HSBC, invites you to the online launch via Webinar of the ASEAN Green Finance State of the Market 2019 report.

Join us for insights on key trends and developments for the green finance market in ASEAN in 2019, including the role that multilateral development banks could play in shaping the region’s green finance ecosystem, and what we may expect to see in 2020 for green finance in ASEAN.

Speakers:

Download the Report here.

 

Find the Press Release here.
 

 

 
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9 April

 
 
EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts No. 3: Electricity & Energy Generation
 
Thursday 9th April, 15:00 CEST (14:00 BST)
Talk show format plus Q&A.

This is 3rd in a series of Webinars through April and May, as we explore Taxonomy related subjects with TEG experts.

Speakers:

  • John Sinner, Senior Economist, European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Karsten Löffler, Chair of German Government's Sustainable Finance Advisory Council
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative 

 

 

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  7 April

La Tassonomia dell'UE: perché, cos’è, come si usa. Le proposte del TEG

Martedì 7 aprile, 15:00 ora italiana (14:00 GMT)

Unisciti agli esperti del TEG Paolo Masoni, Presidente Ecoinnovazione srl, e Fabrizio Varriale, RICS insieme a Paolo Canfora, Funzionario scientifico, Centro Comune di Ricerca, Commissione Europea per discutere della nuova tassonomia dell'Unione Europea. 

Parleremo di:

  • Qual è il quadro normativo?
  • Chi sarà interessato dalla nuova tassonomia europea?
  • Quali sono le implicazioni per gli investimenti in elettricità, trasporti, edifici, ecc.?
  • La tassonomia può fungere da quadro per i pacchetti di stimolo post-virus?

Discussione, domande e risposte.

 

Slides

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  2 April
 
EU Taxonomy Explored: Talks with TEG Experts: No2. EU Taxonomy on Buildings

Thursday 2nd April, 15:00 CEST (14:00 BST)

Sean Kidney in conversation with the two Convenors of the EU Taxonomy Buildings Group, Ursula Hartenberger and Fabrizio Varriale of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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 us for a conversation about the challenges of driving capital towards sustainable buildings and net-zero by 2050 and the opportunities opened up by the Taxonomy.

Speakers:

  • Ursula Hartenberger, Global Head of Sustainability, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Fabrizio Varriale, Global Research Assistant, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
 

Slides

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  26 March

Webinar Series No.1: EU Taxonomy Explored: A Talk with TEG Experts

 Thursday 26th March 15:00 CET (14:00 GMT) 

  • Who will be affected by the new EU Taxonomy?
  • What are the implications for investment in electricity, transport, buildings, etc?
  • Is it wishful thinking or is it practical?
  • Can the Taxonomy serve as the framework for post-virus stimulus packages?

Speakers:

  • Nathan Fabian, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, UN Principles for Investment
  • Helena Viñes Fiestas, Deputy Global Head of Sustainability, BNP Paribas AM
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
   

 

Nordea Webinar: EU TEG on Sustainable Finance: Taxonomy and beyond

Speakers:

  • Aila Aho Executive Adviser at Nordea, Rapporteur for the GBS, TEG, Executive Adviser at Nordea Bank, Rapporteur for the Green Bond Sub Group of EU TEG and member of the Sustainability Committee within Finance Finland.
  • Sean Kidney CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
 

Webinar Recording

   

 

Introduction to Climate Bonds Standard Version 3.0

March 2020

Version 3.0 of the international Climate Bonds Standard was launched in December 2019. This is now available for Certification of green bond, loan or sukuk products in any market or region. V3.0 includes several key updates regarding disclosure and reporting requirements, which are relevant for investors and issuers. 

Speaker:

 

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