Agenda

A selection of case studies from Environmental Finance's 2021 Bond Awards

12:00 BST/7:00 EDT

Chairperson’s welcoming remarks

Ahren Lester, Assistant Editor, Environmental Finance

12:05


PANEL: Market trends and innovation spotlight

  • What are the main market challenges and trends that that recent innovations have sought to overcome?
  • Which issues are front of mind and what's on to-do lists for 2021 and beyond?
  • What winning criteria have been acknowledged and what does this spell for the direction of the market in general?

Moderator:
Ahren Lester, Assistant Editor, Environmental Finance

Panellists:
Bram Bos, Lead Portfolio Manager Green Bonds, NN Investment Partners
Sanna Petersson, Head of Responsible Investment, Captor Fund Management
John Uhren, Head of Sustainable Finance, Products and Strategy, BMO
Benjamin Cliquet, Global Lead on Second-Party Opinions Business Development, V.E, an affiliate of Moody's

 

12:50

MARKET INSIGHT: Mizuho’s initiatives towards sustainability

Speaker:
Sachie Ii, Head of the Sustainable Strategy Development Office, Mizuho Securities

13:00

CASE STUDY: Financing Daimler’s electric vehicle push

Moderator:
Annabelle Palmer, Content Strategist, Environmental Finance

Speaker:
Alexander Vollmer,
Senior Manager, Investor Relations, Daimler

13:20

CASE STUDY: Region Stockholm's Health impact bond

Moderator:
Annabelle Palmer, Content Strategist, Environmental Finance

Speaker:
Disa Hammar, Debt Manager and Investor Relations, Region Stockholm

13:40

Let's chat – coffee break

14:00

PANEL: A VIP review of sustainable bond markets

  • What are their hopes and predictions for the sustainable bond markets?
  • Which market trends are they keeping an eye on why?
  • How will a post-Covid recovery influence the direction of sustainable bond markets?

Moderator: Michael Hurley, Deputy Editor, Environmental Finance

Panellists:
Isabelle Vic-Philippe, Head of Euro Aggregate, Amundi
Justine Leigh-Bell, Deputy CEO & Director of Market Development, Climate Bonds Initiative
Paul Bérard, Deputy General Manager, Finance, Région Île-de-France
Aldo Romani,
Head of Sustainability Funding, EIB

 

15:00

MARKET INSIGHT: Accessing and developing emerging market sustainable bonds

Speakers:
Florian Grohs, Managing Director, Symbiotics Netherlands
Dirk Dijksma, Head of Innovation Investments, Symbiotics

15:20

MARKET INSIGHT: Innovation in second-party opinions

Speaker:
Heather Lang, Executive Director, Sustainable Finance Solutions, Sustainalytics

15:40

Let's chat – coffee break

15:50

CASE STUDY: AIM’s approach to impact reporting and project level data collection

Moderator:
Annabelle Palmer, Content Strategist, Environmental Finance

Speaker:
Katie House, Analyst, Sustainability & Impact, Affirmative Investment Management

16:10

MARKET INSIGHT: The Climate Finance Transition Handbook and its implementation

Speaker:

Nicholas Pfaff, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, ICMA

16:30

PANEL: North American innovative structures and opportunities ahead

  • What are the key innovations that have taken place in the North American sustainable bond markets?
  • What different bond structures and use of proceed models are being designed and implemented?
  • What opportunities and new directions have been created as a result?
  • What innovative developments are investors looking for?

Moderator:
Annabelle Palmer, Content Strategist, Environmental Finance

Panellists:
Michael Brown, ‎Environmental Finance Manager, ‎San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Jan Whittington, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington
John Anderson, Global Head Corporate Finance & Infrastructure, Manulife
Drew Smith, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Head of Treasury, City of Boston

 

17:15

Close of the conference