With the explosive growth of green social and sustainability bonds, investor interest in these instruments is growing. But the way that green bond issuers and funds report on their environmental or social impact varies widely.

This webinar will look at how such reporting practices have evolved and hear recommendations for best practices. It will also include an opening presentation from Environmental Finance on key takeaways from the Green Bond Funds - Impact Reporting Practices 2020 report.

Key topics of discussion

  • How are green bond impact reports evolving?
  • What do investors expect and require from green bond impact reports?
  • How are green bond funds communicating impact reporting requirements to issuers and supporting their impact reporting practices?
  • What are the main barriers to greater standardisation and transparency in green bond reporting at an issuer and fund level?
  • Which emerging fintech solutions could be applied to green bond impact reporting?

Green Bond Funds - Impact Reporting Practices 2020 report

Environmental Finance, supported by the IFC and the Green Bond Technical Assistance Program (GB-TAP), has created a report analysing green bond fund impact reporting practices. The report focuses on current fund level reporting practices and green bond fund investor expectations. The results of the report will be discussed on this webinar and will seek to demonstrate how issuers and investors can approach impact reporting in a rigorous, consistent, and effective manner.

  • Fund level impact reporting – market summary
  • What are the key challenges in producing fund level impact reports?
  • Best practice tools: identifying data outliers, liaising with issuers, and methodologies for unifying disparate datasets, standards, and taxonomies

Download this report

Speakers

Ahren Lester (Moderator)

Senior Reporter, Environmental Finance

Katie House

Analyst, Sustainability & Impact, Affirmative Investment Management

Peter Lööw

Head of Responsible Investment, Alecta

Jürgen Köstner

Vice President, Head of Investor Relations, Kfw

Ben Smith

Research Analyst, Environmental Finance

Simone Utermarck

Director, Sustainable Finance, International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

Date: Wednesday 3 February 2021 - 3pm GMT/10am EST


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