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ICMA Women’s Network Event - Sustainability: the perspective of influential women in the rapidly growing ESG market

 
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Date: 1 November 2018
Time: 17.30-20.30

Venue:
HSBC, 8 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HQ

Green bonds, social bonds, sustainable bonds and other innovative financing solutions have in recent years been catapulted into the mainstream of debt capital markets funding. Reflective of the increasing importance of these asset classes, issuer and investor momentum is accelerating as connections are made between doing well and doing good, with the common imperative of long-term sustainable economic growth. ESG credentials and sustainability are now featured in many investment mandates, often linked to gender diversity.

This event assembled a number of influential women in the industry. They discussed their own career paths and highlight the career progression opportunities that sustainability presents. Attendees keen to understand the power of sustainability and related innovation were inspired to join the sustainable revolution!

Confirmed speakers included:
  • Farnam Bidgoli, Associate, DCM Sustainable Bonds, HSBC
  • Mandy DeFilippo, Managing Director, Head of Risk Management for Fixed Income & Commodities, EMEA, Morgan Stanley; and Chair of ICMA
  • Ingrid Holmes, Head of Policy, Hermes Investment Management
  • Margaret Kuhlow, Finance Practice Head, WWF
The IWN provides an impartial and open forum to discuss issues relevant to professional women in the international capital market and gives members the opportunity to build their network and focus on their career progression. IWN holds networking events throughout the year in the main financial centres of Europe, usually focused around themes related to career development in capital markets; these are open to all employees from ICMA member firms, regardless of gender.



Agenda

17.30
  Registration
18.00



  Welcome Remarks
Alexi Chan, Global Co-head of Capital Markets, HSBC
Mandy DeFilippo, Managing Director, Head of Risk Management for Fixed Income & Commodities, EMEA, Morgan Stanley; and Chair of ICMA
18.10

  Keynote speech
Margaret Kuhlow, Finance Practice Head, WWF
18.25






  Panel: Building a sustainable future
Moderator: Mandy DeFilippo, Managing Director, Head of Risk Management for Fixed Income & Commodities, EMEA, Morgan Stanley; and Chair of ICMA
Panellists:
Farnam Bidgoli, Associate, DCM Sustainable Bonds, HSBC
Ingrid Holmes, Head of Policy, Hermes Investment Management
Margaret Kuhlow, Finance Practice Head, WWF
19.25   Structured Networking
20.30   Event Close
     
    Please note this agenda is subject to change