Agenda

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

12:00 BST /7:00 EDT


PANEL: Market trends and innovation spotlight

  • Perspectives from a selection of the issuers, investors and service providers who won and judged Environmental Finance's 2021 Bond Awards
  • 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, Senior Reporter, 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

 

12:45

MARKET INSIGHT: Mizuho’s initiatives towards sustainability

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

13:05

CASE STUDY: Financing Daimler’s electric vehicle push

Moderator:
Annabelle Palmer, Content Strategist, Environmental Finance

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

13:25

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

13:45

Speed Networking

14:00

PANEL: Fireside chats with key personalities in the sustainable bond markets

  • What are their hopes and predictions for the sustainable bond markets?
  • Which market trends are they keeping an eye on why?

Panellists:
Isabelle Vic-Philippe, Head of Euro Aggregate, Amundi
Sean Kidney, CEO, 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 green bonds

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

15:20

MARKET INSIGHT: External assessment and second-party opinions

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

15:40

Speed networking

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: ICMA’s innovation in the market

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