Agenda

10:30 GMT

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Central banks – what do they think of green bonds?

11:00

PANEL: EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan and the EU Green Bond Standard – updates on implications for the sustainable fixed income market

  • What can the rest of world learn from the EU taxonomy and its proposed green bond standard?
  • What harmonisation is needed to unleash the potential for green bond issuance on a global scale?
  • Navigating the technical complexities
  • How can investors and issuers ensure alignment with the taxonomy?

11:45

PRESENTATION: Bondholder engagement

12:00

EF Bond Database market insight

12:15

Speed networking

12:30

Lunch

13.00

PANEL: Impact reporting – achieving standardisation

  • What are the main barriers to greater standardisation and transparency in green bond reporting at an issuer and fund level?
  • How are green bond impact reports evolving?
  • How investors communicating impact reporting requirements to issuers and supporting their impact reporting practices?

13.45

PRESENTATION: The future for second-party opinion providers

14.00

Meet a sponsor – one-on-one or group zooms to discuss an important topic

14:15

Speed networking

14:30

PRESENTATION: Green bond and ESG indices – what are the key trends and opportunities?

15:00

PANEL: ESG ratings

  • Can ESG rating methodologies be more transparent and standardised?
  • How are investors using ESG ratings when making investment decisions?
  • Ratings process and methodologies – from the corporate and ratings agencies' perspective

15.45

Meet a sponsor – one-on-one or group zooms to discuss an important topic

16:00

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