The programme is subject to change


Registration & coffee


Chairman's address


Keynote 1: Financing sustainable development

  • Investment implications of 2030 GHG emissions targets
  • Funding the transition to a low-carbon economy
  • The roles of public and private capital

James Cameron, Chairman, Overseas Development Institute; Advisory Board Member, GE Ecomagination; Former Chairman, Climate Change Capital


Keynote 2: Major issuer perspective

  • Green bonds and sustainable growth
  • Costs and benefits of green issuance
  • Growing demands for ESG disclosure

Jeroen Dicker, Group Treasurer, TenneT


Panel session: Where are we now? Reaching maturity?

  • Market size
  • Main growth areas – new geographies, new bond structures
  • Building a yield curve - developments in tenors, credit ratings
  • Progress on standards and Green Bond Principles
  • Developing a secondary market
  • Green bond indexes – who's using them? How are they performing?

Igor Shishlov
, Project Manager, Institute for Climate Economics
Michael Wilkins
, Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance Ratings, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
Nadia Taobane
, Head of Structuring, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN)
Nicholas Pfaff
, Secretary of the Green Bond Principles and Senior Director, ICMA
Moderator: Tanguy Claquin, Head of Sustainable Banking, Credit Agricole CIB


Morning coffee break


Panel session: Issuer panel (Chaired by Citi)

  • What's the motivation? – attracting new, 'sticky' investors; reputation
  • Costs vs. benefits of going green
  • Public issues vs. private placements
  • Stock exchange listing requirements
  • Decisions regarding second opinions / third party verification
  • Influence of standards and Green Bond Principles

Carl-Henrik Arosenius
, Head of Investor Relations, Kommuninvest
Dennis Haring
, Principal Treasury Manager, Bank Treasury, ING
Elena Panomarenko
, Senior Financial Officer, IFC Treasury - Funding

Jesus Martinez Perez,
 Director of Funding and Treasury, Iberdrola
Moderator: Philip Brown, Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets, Citi Global Markets


Panel session: Investor panel (Chaired by BAML)

  • What are the drivers behind investor response to climate change ?
  • What role do Green Bonds serve in investor decarbonisation plans?
  • What new challenges are investors facing?
  • How are new political initiatives impacting at a practical level ?
  • 'Wish-list' for the year ahead

Bram Bos, Senior Porfolio Manager, NN Investment Partners
Cathy Di Salvo, Investment Officer, CalSTRS
Ulf Erlandsson
, Senior Portfolio Manager, AP4
Yo Takatsuki
, Associate Director, Governance and Sustainable Investment, BMO Global Asset Management
Moderator: Martin Mills, Head of EMEA Product Solutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch




Keynote 3: Funding green infrastructure

  • Key role of infrastructure in climate change mitigation and adaptation
  •  Scale of the challenge – $ trillions needed by 2030
  • Aims and action plan of the Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition

Sean Kidney, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Bonds Initiative


Panel session: Identifying new opportunities

  • Attracting mainstream investors
  • Developments in disclosure and ratings
  • Potential government support – e.g. credit enhancement, tax incentives, public sector issues, sovereign wealth funds, public pension funds
  • Potential new bond types – covered bonds, ABS etc
  • New geographies – China, India, Latin America
  • New applications – water, transport, forestry

Johanna Köb
, Responsible Investment Analyst, Investment Management, Zurich Insurance
Michael Bennett
, Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance, World Bank
Jean-Marie Masse
, Global Head and Chief Investment Officer, IFC
Leslie Swynghedauw
, Associate, ESG Research, MSCI
Tomi Nummela
, Associate Director, Investment Practices, Principles for Responsible Investment
Moderator: Ulrik Ross, Managing Director , Global Head of Public Sector & Sustainable Financing, HSBC


Panel session: Managing risks in a fast-moving market

  • Investor expectations
  • Verification, certification and standards
  • Pros and cons of 'pure-plays'
  • Pricing and liquidity concerns
  • Regulations - (Solvency II, Basel III etc)
  • Possibilities for credit enhancement 

Christopher Wigley
, Senior Portfolio Manager, Responsible for Credit, Mirova
Douglas Farquhar
, Principal Consultant, Sustainability & Innovation, DNV GL
Jim Long
, Partner, Greentech Capital Advisors
Julia Haake
, Director, International Business Development, oekom research
Moderator: Peter Ellsworth, Director, Investor Program, Ceres


Afternoon coffee break


Panel session: How green is my bond? - reporting on impact

  • Costs & benefits
  • Key metrics – CO2 and beyond
  • Industry guidelines: e.g. Harmonised Framework for Impact Reporting
  • Keeping it simple – risk of deterring potential issuers

Aldo Romani, Deputy Head of Euro Funding, European Investment Bank
Christina Hack
, Vice President, Sustainability Investment Strategies, KfW
Henry Shilling
, Senior Vice President and head of Environmental, Social and Governance, Moody's Investors Service
Massamba Thioye
, Manager, Sustainable Development Mechanism Programme, UNFCC
Moderator: Stephanie Sfakianos, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, BNP Paribas


Panel session: From climate bonds to sustainability bonds

  • Inevitable transition or separate markets?
  • Non-carbon benefits of social housing, water & forestry bonds
  • Social & Sustainability Bond Appendix to Green Bond Principles
  • Lessons from early movers
  • Opportunities in green Sukuk

Andre Delgado, Lead Funding Officer, Inter-American Development Bank
Farnam Bidgoli
, Manager, Advisory Services, Sustainalytics
Matthijs Pinxteren
, Treasury Director, FMO
Rodrigo Robledo
, Head of Capital Markets, Instituto de Credit Oficial
Moderator: Marilyn Ceci, Managing Director, Head of Green Bonds, J.P. Morgan Securities


End of conference & networking drinks