First event in the series: ESG in Fixed Income Global (Virtual Conference) on 24 February 2022
Environmental Finance is delighted to announce that this year will develop its successful ESG in Fixed Income Global Series across a sequence of four one-day conferences in London, New York, Singapore and online.
The green debt market continues to develop and we are proud to evolve too, shaping the conversations to drive the market forward.
The one-day events will capture the crucial topics relevant to the green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked (GSSS) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss your specific requirements and the opportunities available.
08 December 2021
The Net Zero Banking Alliance has attracted some of the world's biggest lenders. What has been achieved so far, asks Thomas Cox
26 November 2021
Sustainable development in Africa requires a new financing approach, says Arvana Singh
01 November 2021
Emerging markets issuers see growing value in gaining green building certifications, Michael Hurley writes
29 October 2021
Despite headline totals dragged lower by a slowdown in the EU social bond programme, third-quarter sustainable bond issuance continued to outperform the year prior, Environmental Finance data show. Ahren Lester reports
28 October 2021
Deals that tie sustainability performance to financial outcomes have the potential to be rewarding for regulators and borrowers, argues Alan Ryder
"We need to just leave the green bond market alone the way it is. That market works: it has got a good framework, and we have seen all the issuances that are coming our way from it"
Andy Kochar, Global Credit Head and Portfolio Manager, AGF Investments
"The government is talking about bringing back something along the lines of the Build America Bond (BAB) initiative – I think that would be very exciting"
Michael Brown, Environmental Finance Manager at San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
"I would rather see carbon intensive issuers use a green bond than a sustainability-linked bond actually. At least then there is transparency about how they will use the proceeds to finance their transition to a sustainable company"
Sanna Petersson, Head of Responsible Investment, Captor Fund Management
"Theoretically, we do not believe there should be a premium, because our main risk is linked to the creditworthiness of the issuer – whatever the type of bond they issue, it should be similar”
Isabelle Vic-Philippe, Head of Euro Aggregate, Amundi
"Transparency is more natural for us at the IFC because if you are a financial institution then you should know who you are lending to and the purpose of that loan. So, for us we think the reach numbers are important and are as equally accessible to everyone"
Esohe Denise Odaro, Head of Investor Relations at International Finance Corporation (IFC)
"The SLB market is still very early in its development. I think that SLBs can develop into a credible instrument, but they have yet to be tested."
Bram Bos, Lead Portfolio Manager for Green Bonds, NN Investment Partners