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Green Bond Principles: 3rd Annual General Meeting & Conference
Date and Venue of the 3rd GBP AGM

Date: 14 June 2017

AGM Timing: 09:00 - 12:15
Conference Timing:
12:00 - 18.00 followed by a networking reception

Palais Brongniart 
28 Place de la Bourse
75002 Paris

Event Overview

Green Bonds raise funds for financing projects and activities with environmental benefits. The Green Bond market has proved to be a fast growing global phenomenon, with issuance roughly doubling in 2016 to in excess of $80 billion.

The Green Bond Principles (GBP) are voluntary process guidelines intended for broad use by the market that recommend transparency and disclosure, and promote integrity in the development of the Green Bond market. Launched in April 2014, they are established as the best practice standard for issuing in this market, continuing to evolve in line with market developments.

The third AGM of the GBP, at which the 2017 update of the principles was announced, took place in Paris on 14th June.

In the afternoon following the AGM (open to GBP members and observers only), market participants, investors and commentators were invited to attend a conference where the GBP 2017 update was discussed, together with other ground-breaking international developments related to the green bond market, including those in social and sustainable finance.

To view the presentation slides, please click on the links below:-

Green Bond Principles: 3rd Annual General Meeting & Conference
Round Table: The development of the Social Bond market

View photos from the conference

For any queries, please contact Gemma Fisher.

The 2015 Japanese Securities Summit, will be held in London on 11 February, and will focus on the potential of Japanese securities and government bond markets for international investors.

The event is being organised by Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) with the assistance of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). It will feature presentations and panel discussions with the members of a high level delegation from Japan on the latest developments in Japanese securities markets, including the evolution of market infrastructure.

Further information will be available soon.  For any queries, please contact Gemma Fisher

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Registration, lunch, tea & coffee

13.00 Opening remarks

Keynote Speech
Odile RENAUD-BASSO, Directrice Générale du Trésor (French Treasury)

Overview of GBP 2017 & Strategic Perspective from GBP Executive Committee Steering Group
Nicholas PFAFF, Senior Director, Secretary to the Green Bond Principles - ICMA
Eila KREIVI, Director, Head of Capital Markets - European Investment Bank
Manuel LEWIN, Head of Responsible Investment, Zurich Insurance
Marilyn CECI, MD, Head of Green Bonds - JP Morgan Securities

Virtual Keynote: The Chinese Green Bond market
Ma JUN, Chief Economist, People’s Bank of China

Round Table: A retrospective of the 2016-17 Green Bond market
Peter CRIPPS, Editor, Environmental Finance

Anthony REQUIN, Chief Executive , Agence France Trésor
Doris KRAMER, Head of Investment Strategies and Sustainability, KfW
Guillaume HINTZY, Group Treasurer, SNCF Réseau
Navindu KATUGAMPOLA, Head of Green & Sustainability Bonds, Morgan Stanley
Tanguy CLAQUIN, Head of Sustainable Banking, Crédit Agricole CIB

Coffee break

Keynote: Building an Ecosystem for Green Bonds - the Paris Green & Sustainable Finance Initiative
Philippe Zaouati, CEO, Mirova; President, Paris Green & Sustainable Finance Initiative

16.00 Round Table: Future dynamics in the green bond market
Sean KIDNEY, Chief Executive and Co-Founder, Climate Bonds Initiative

Concepcion AISA, Senior Financial Officer, World Bank Treasury
Frédéric SAMAMA, Deputy Global Head Institutional & Sovereign, Amundi
Stephan BONTE, Head of Sustainable Investment, Standish
Suzanne BUCHTA, Managing Director, Global Head of Green Bonds, BofA Merrill Lynch
Victoria CLARKE, Head of Sustainable Bonds, HSBC

Keynote: Developing the Sustainable Finance Agenda – an EU perspective
Christian THIMANN, Chair, EC High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance; Vice-Chair, TCFD;
Group Head of Regulation, Sustainability and Insurance Foresight, AXA Group

Parallel Sessions
Round Table: External Reviews – Evolution & Outlook
Peter MUNRO, Director, ICMA

Henry SHILLING, Senior VP, Moody’s
Jochen KRIMPHOFF, Deputy Director, Green Finance, WWF
Mike WILKINS, Managing Director, Standard & Poors
Muriel CATON, Managing Director, Vigeo Eiris

17.10 Round Table: The development of the Social Bond market
Introductory remarks: 
Nicholas PFAFF, Senior Director, ICMA

René KARSENTI, Chairman, IFFIm; President, ICMA

Cathy DISALVO, Investment Officer, CalSTRS
Denise ODARO, Head of Investor Relations, IFC
Rodrigo ROBLEDO, Head of Capital Markets, ICO

17.55 Keynote
Gérard MESTRALLET, Chairman of the Board, ENGIE; Chairman , Paris EUROPLACE

Closing remarks
Martin EGAN, Chairman, ICMA; Global Co-Head Primary & Credit Markets, BNPP


Please note, this agenda is subject to change

Keynote: The revised ICMA Primary Market Handbook

David Hopkins, Managing Director, Head of DCM Legal, RBS

Keynote: The revised ICMA Primary Market Handbook

David Hopkins, Managing Director, Head of DCM Legal, RBS