Agenda

12:30 BST/ 07:30EDT

Chair’s opening remarks

Thomas Cox, Senior Writer, Environmental Finance

12:35

REGULATORY KEYNOTE FIRESIDE CHAT: How Hong Kong Monetary Authority is accelerating the growth of green finance and sustainable bond issuance

Moderator:
Thomas Cox, Senior Writer, Environmental Finance

Speaker:
Kenneth Hui, Head of Market Development, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

13:05

ISSUER FIRESIDE CHAT – ASIA: Financing infrastructure

Moderator:
Michael Hurley, Deputy Editor, Environmental Finance

Speaker:
Leslie Maasdorp, Chief Financial Officer, New Development Bank

13:30

ISSUER FIRESIDE CHAT - LATAM: Chile’s prolific role in financing sustainable development

Moderator:
Ahren Lester, Assistant Editor, Environmental Finance

Speaker:
Patricio Sepúlveda Carmona, Head of the Public Debt Office, Chilean Ministry of Finance

14:00

FIRESIDE CHAT: Sovereign bonds

  • Can green bonds drive climate action for sovereigns
  • How are sovereigns integrating ESG into their thinking around debt issuance?
  • The challenges of investor engagement with sovereigns – what more needs to happen?
  • How are sovereigns managing the complex challenges of impact reporting?

Moderator:
Paul O'Connor, Head of EMEA ESG DCM, JP Morgan

Speakers:
Dominique Lam, Head of Innovative Financing Branch, Debt and Reserves Management Team, HM Treasury
Jessica Pulay, Co-Head of Policy and Markets, UK Debt Management Office

 

14:45

FIRESIDE CHAT: Natixis speaks to The Government of Benin

Speaker:
Arsène Dansou, Head of Debt Management Agency, The Government of Benin

Moderator:
Orith Azoulay, Global Head of Green & Sustainable Finance, Natixis

15:15

LET'S CHAT

15:30

PANEL: The regulatory landscape and how green bond standards compare

  • How has the EU green bond standard been received by the market?
  • How have issuers and investors responded?
  • Which other regions implementing such standards and how do they compare?
  • How are these regions approaching the subject of taxonomies and harmonisation?

Moderator:
Peter Cripps, Editor, Environmental Finance

Speakers:
Ankita Shukla, Product Manager of Opinion Services, Sustainalytics
Colleen E Keenan, Senior Operations Officer, Capital Markets and Investments, Treasury, World Bank
Jarek Olszowka, Head of Sustainable Finance, Nomura International
Peter Munro, Head of Division, EIB

16:15

PRESENTATION: Regions to watch – issuance, investment flows and innovation

Speaker:
Maxim Vydrine, Co-head of EM Credit and Corporate and High Yield Fixed Income, Amundi

16:35

PANEL: Mainstreaming green, social and sustainability bonds in emerging markets

  • The outlook for ESG investing in emerging markets
  • What are investors looking for?
  • What is being done to spur growth and finance climate transition strategies?
  • Why are we not seeing more issuances from certain regions and issuer types?
  • What are the hurdles holding emerging market green bonds back?
  • High-yield issuance and currency risk – what does the market need to know?

Moderator:
Fiona Stewart, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank

Speaker:
Federico Pezzolato, Vice President, Sustainable Finance Business Manager, ISS Corporate Solutions
Sqiniseko Mbatha, Financial and Development Impact Analyst, TUHF21
Jens Nystedt, Senior Portfolio Manager, EMSO
Elena Panomarenko, Senior Financial Officer, IFC

17:20

Chairperson’s closing remarks

17:30

Close of conference