Panel session: broadening of the green bond market
The green bond market has seen issuers from a number of new sectors coming to market for the first time in the past year in Europe, and the use of green bond proceeds globally saw greater diversification in 2016 than any other previous year. Sustainability and social bonds are also continuing to attract investors, with record-breaking issues taking place in this fairly nascent market. This panel will bring together a panel of experts to discuss the drivers behind the broadening of Europe's green bond space and the potential for new industries to join the market in the coming 12 to 18 months.
- Key green bond issues from new sectors in 2017 – what were the drivers behind these issues and what made them attractive for investors? Which sectors could be next?
- What is the potential for a continued broadening of the green bond market? Will we see more structured products? Which new geographies have potential for more green bonds?
- How is the sustainability and social bond market likely to evolve in the coming years?
- How big is the long-term potential for new types of issuers and new types of green bonds in Europe?
Axel Bendiek, Head of Treasury, State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Ben Powell, Head of Funding, IFC
Emanuela Cernoia-Russo, Senior Treasury Manager, TfL
Francois Millet, head of product, Lyxor ETF
Thomas Pönisch, Head of Treasury, DKB
Moderator: Jean-Marc Mercier, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets, Global Banking, HSBC