13:00 GMT/ 8:00 ET

Chair’s opening remarks

Ahren Lester, Assistant Editor, Environmental Finance



KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Central banks and green bond engagement strategies

Jean Boissinot, Head of Secretariat, NGFS, Deputy Director, Financial Stability, Banque de France


Panel: The Path Forward in Sustainable Investing

  • How investors from each region approach investing in transition
  • What themes they are watching for 2022
  • Views on addressing greenwashing and ensuring greater credibility
  • How does shareholder action play into their ESG investment strategy?

Susan Thompson, Director, Sustainable Finance & Corporate Transitions, TD Securities

Andy Kochar, Vice President, Portfolio Manager & Head of Global Credit, AGF
David Oelker,
Head of ESG Investment, Fixed Income, EMEA, BlackRock
Alessia Falsarone, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investing DMFI, PineBridge Investments


FIRESIDE CHAT: Harnessing debt capital markets to help emerging markets fund conservation and adaptation

Ahren Lester, 
Assistant Editor, Environmental Finance

Slav Gatchev, Managing Director, Sustainable Debt, The Nature Conservancy

Developing Finance Strategies


Panel: Reaching the 1.5° Transition financing strategies

  • How is transition financing defined?
  • How are investors and fund managers approaching transition financing?
  • What is the framework and method to build those portfolios?
  • What are the frameworks and scientific benchmarks out there to assess transition financing?
  • Temperature alignment: how is this developing?
  • What are the approaches to assessing and measuring transition?
  • Taking a broader approach: how can investors support de-carbonisation across the larger economy and drive change in polluting sectors?

Michael Hurley, Deputy Editor, Environmental Finance

Daniel Kricheff, Partner, Sustainability, Affirmative Investment Management
Gail Counihan, Senior Sustainability Analyst, Franklin Templeton
Mayur Mukati, Associate Director Corporate Solutions, Sustainalytics


Panel: Asia Focus - Investing in emerging markets

  • Is the appetite for emerging markets increasing?
  • What are the hurdles holding emerging market green bonds back?
  • What are the implications for issuers and investors on the increasing interconnection between social and green bond?

David Walker, Senior Writer, Field Gibson Media

Norbert Ling, ESG portfolio manager, Invesco Fixed Income Asia Pacific
Mushtaq Kapasi, Managing Director, Chief Representative Asia-Pacific, International Capital Market Association - ICMA
Michael Vos, MD, Regional Investment Manager, Asia Pacific, Investment Management, Zurich


PANEL: ABS: Diversifying for transition

  • Structured securities and their place in the market
  • ESG integration vs bond labelling
  • Challenges and opportunities going forward for these markets
  • How is it evaluated?
  • ESG European and US differences in approach

Thomas Cox, Senior Writer, Environmental Finance

Emanuele Fanelli, Head of ESG, Fixed Income & Partnerships, Aegon AM
Stephen Liberatore, Head of ESG/ Impact, Global Fixed Income, Nuveen
Lisa Bozzelli, Multifamily Trading Desk, Capital Markets, Fannie Mae
Vlad Olteanu, Portfolio Manager ABS & Mortgages, NNIP

Developing Policy, Regulation and Standards


Panel: The financial challenges of reaching Net Zero

  • What are investors' perspectives post COP 26 on the net zero strategy by 2050?
  • How key is collaboration to achieving Net Zero?
  • Are green bonds the solution to meeting targets?
  • How is the current regulatory landscape effecting the market?

Marina Petroleka, Global Head of ESG Research, Sustainable Fitch

John C.S. Anderson, Global Head Corporate Finance & Infrastructure, Manulife Investment

Joost Slabbekoorn, Senior Responsible Investment and Governance Specialist, APG Asset Management
Sean Kidney,
CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative


Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference