Environmental Finance has expanded its annual Green Bonds Europe conference, now in its 9th year, to include a stream dedicated to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns into the broader fixed income market.
The green bond market has been a phenomenal success, having gone from a standing start in 2007, to $177 billion of issues in 2017 (according to Environmental Finance’s Sustainability Bond Database).
Our green bond conferences have been an important forum for debate within the green bond market. The seeds for the Green Bond Principles were sown at our conference in 2013 and we have enjoyed our role in reporting and helping to shape the conversations to drive the market forward.
Last year we expanded our annual Green Bonds Europe conference to include a stream dedicated to ESG concerns into the overall fixed income market because we thought it would also be worth turning our attention to the rest of the fixed income market
(as green bonds remain less than 1% of the overall bond market.)
We hope that this enlarged event can play a similar role in helping to advance the adoption of ESG in fixed income.
There is much work to be done – and much to discuss – in both streams.
- Carmen Nuzzo, Senior Consultant, Credit Ratings Initiative, PRI
- Christoph Klein, Managing Partner, ESG Portfolio Management
- Mitch Reznick, Co-head of Credit, Hermes Investment
- Marilyn Ceci, Managing Director, Head of Green Bonds, JP Morgan
- Natalie Mordi-Hillaert, ESG Debt capital Markets, BAML
- Patrick Symington, Chief Executive, MORHomes
We are proud that 50% of our event attendees are either issuers of green bonds or they invest in them. This makes our event the market place and networking hub for the community where ideas are shared and deals are made.
Book before 3 May 2019 to receive a 20% discount. Environmental Finance subscrivers receive a further 30% discount that applies to the early bird rate if booked before 3 May 2019.