Date: 14 October 2020
Time: 11.00-13:15 EST

Event overview

Green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds, collectively sustainable bonds, are leading the way in channelling private capital into projects with environmental and social benefits, helping to the meet the challenges of climate change, environmental degradation and also the economic damage of the current pandemic.
Already this year issuance of sustainable bonds stands at over $315 billion and the market is on track to exceed last year’s volumes.  US issuers are playing an important role in this dynamic trend with corporates including major tech firms now being active players. US investor interest continues to grow rapidly within the context however of an active debate on the relative merits of ESG strategies. A panel of market leaders debated how US investors & corporate issuers are taking up the ESG opportunity.
Other conference themes included: the role of the market in financing the response to the pandemic and the need to ‘build back better’, the potential of new sustainability-linked bonds in financing the transition to a decarbonised economy, and prospects for a breakthrough year for sovereign issuers in the sustainable bond markets.
Featured speakers included market leaders and innovators, including members of the Executive Committee of the Green & Social Bond Principles.

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Jingdong Hua, Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA


  Panel 1: the role of the sustainable bond markets in addressing the pandemic and transition

Denise Odaro, Head of Investor Relations, IFC and Chair, Green Bond Principles (GBP) and Social Bond Principles (SBP) Executive Committee
Tanguy Claquin, Head of Sustainable Banking, Credit Agricole CIB, and Vice Chair, GBP SBP Executive Committee
Johanna Köb, Head of Responsible Investment, Zurich Insurance Group, Vice Chair, GBP SBP Executive Committee
Yo Takatsuki, Head of ESG Research and Active Ownership, AXA IM
Ketish Pothalingam, Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager, PIMCO and member, GBP SBP Executive Committee


  Panel 2: US investors & corporate issuers and the ESG opportunity
Marilyn Ceci, Global Head of ESG Debt Capital Markets, JP Morgan and member, GBP SBP Executive Committee                    
Steven Nichols, Director, Head, ESG Capital Markets, Americas, BofA Securities and member, GBP SBP Executive Committee   

Chan Sin, Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, Verizon
Stephen M. Liberatore MD,Head of ESG/Impact – Global Fixed Income, Nuveen
Ashley Schulten, Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investing for Global Fixed Income, BlackRock and member, GBP SBP Executive Committee                    
Stephanie Sidelko, Treasurer, Mergers & Acquisitions, Analog Devices
13:15   Event Close

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