ESG in Fixed Income Global Series 2021 (Virtual)

March 2021 - December 2021

A series of green, social and sustainability bond events from Environmental Finance

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We would love to be meeting you in person but 2021 will be a year of virtual events. Environmental Finance will develop its successful ESG in Fixed Income events across a sequence of six one-day conferences.

All hosted on a single platform, to enable the community to flourish, attendees will have access to presentations live on the day and on-demand post-event.

Delegates will be able to use the event platform to network with each other and our partners throughout the year.

Supporters of the event will also have visibility on the platform outside of the conference days alone.

The one-day events will capture the crucial topics relevant to the green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked (GSS) bond markets. We will give companies the platform and opportunity to discuss how these trends are evolving in each area and learn about what this means for future issuance of and investment in these products.

Register and immediately gain access to the green, social and sustainable bond community.

If you are interested in partnering with us for these events, please contact Neil Porteous on +44 (0)203 326 6269 or email neil.porteous@environmental-finance.com, to discuss your specific requirements and the opportunities available.

Six events in 2021

Why attend?

Discuss and Network

Discuss and network

Meet other attendees through speed networking group video calls.

Connect

Connect

Meet with industry leaders through live Q&A, 1-2-1 video chat and messages.

Share insights

Share insights

Participate in small break-out groups for a facilitated discussion by group video calls.

Gain high-value content

Gain high-value content

Hear from 80+ expert grids and gain critical industry insights on a range of thought-provoking topics.

Enjoy the on-demand experience

Enjoy the on-demand experience

If you miss a session or want to refresh your memory on what was said, you can watch all the recordings on demand.

Be more sustainable

Join the group

Do attend, become part of the green, social and sustainable bond community.

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Highlights

ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020: Panel clips

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News

Highlights & Quotes

  • “The collapse of Californian utility PG&E helped focus fixed income investors on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.”

    Hiro Mizuno, former Chief Investment Officer at the world's biggest pension fund, Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund

  • “I think now investors are becoming more familiar with what social bonds are, which 24 months ago I would say was not the case. Social bonds were just such a small subclass of the whole market. I think this is where the pandemic has really changed things.”

    Jarek Olszowka, Head of Sustainable Financing, Nomura Asset Management

  • "Adding social criteria to the EU Taxonomy is a substantial step forward, because of all the advantages that are derived from this enabling framework that Europe has created."

    Aldo Romani, Head of Sustainable Funding, European Investment Bank

  • "I would be very resistant to see a separate transition bond sector of the market that's not a green bond. We're talking about transition to the Paris Agreement goals, not transition in the abstract."

    Isabelle Laurent, Deputy Treasurer and Head of Funding, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

  • "The key thing we want to do is take steps to better define the concept of what it means to be credibly transitioning at the issuer level."

    Yo Takatsuki, Head of Active Ownership and ESG Research, Axa Investment Managers

  • "The EU's taxonomy of sustainable activities is a "powerful tool" for impact reporting, but the data is not always there to enable reporting in alignment with it."

    Alexandre Vincent, Manager, Green Bond Unit, Agence France Trésor

  • "The KPI-linked model innovates by appealing to issuers because it does provide them with full flexibility on the use of proceeds, as long as they can commit in a transparent and consistent way to improve very specific KPIs."

    Eusebio Garre, Head of Funding, IDB Invest

  • "When we have been speaking with investors, they have been vocal that they would like to get some impact. And that's where the green bond or the use of proceeds bond has been transparent."

    Jens Hellerup, Head of Funding and Investor Relations, Nordic Investment Bank

  • "Both the 'use of proceed' and the sustainability-linked models are focused around transparency and integrity, and I think both come in more ambitious and in less ambitious formats."

    Johanna Kob, Head of Responsible Direction, Zurich

  • "What surprised me is the market generally oversubscribed to Covid bonds. Not just because investors think it's the right thing, but due to analysis of the financials."

    Carlo Funk, Head of ESG Investment Strategy for EMEA at State Street Global Advisors

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