Panel session: impact and standards – where are we now and what's left to do?
Proving that green bonds make a real environmental impact is important for the continued growth of the market. Industry standards and guidelines have undoubtedly improved in recent years and market participants are working to harmonise guidelines across different markets. But as the green bond markets keeps growing, so do calls for more clarity around the environmental benefits of the transactions.
This panel of investors, NGOs and verifiers will discuss the ever-present question "do green bonds make a difference?" in the context of today, examining the effectiveness of current standards and guidelines. They will also look ahead to the future and give their predictions on how standards and impact reporting could evolve in the next five years.
Julia Haake, Director International Business Development, oekom research
Igor Shishlov, Project Manager, Finance, Investment & Climate, Institute for Climate Economics
Chris Wigley, Senior Portfolio Manager, Mirova
Otto Weyhausen-Brinkmann, Vice-President, Head of New Issues, KfW
Peter Munro, Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
Moderator: Marilyn Ceci, Managing Director, Head of Green Bonds, J.P. Morgan Securities