Event Overview

Date: 25 March 2021

Event overview

The Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles were published by the Green & Social Bond Principles Executive Committee in June 2020. This guidance has enabled this new market which has witnessed since numerous aligned transactions from sectors as diverse as healthcare, retail, shipping and fashion.

This webinar discussed the recently launched new Q&As for sustainability-linked bonds, which are designed to promote understanding of this important new financial instrument and its place in an issuer’s overall sustainability strategy.

Market experts also discussed the role of external reviews in SLB issuance as described in the updated Guidelines for External Reviews.

The Banque de France made a keynote presentation on the eligibility of SLBs for the Eurosystem asset purchase and collateral programmes.

Please find the Banque de France presentation slides here.

     Welcome remarks
Nicholas Pfaff, Head of Sustainable Finance, ICMA
Denise Odaro, Head of Investor Relations, IFC Treasury – GBP SBP SLBP Executive Committee Chair

  New guidance for the SLB market
•    Isabelle Laurent, Deputy Treasurer & Head of Funding at European Bank of Reconstruction and Development

•    Laurie Chesné, Co-Head of G&S Origination EMEA - CIB Green & Sustainable Hub at Natixis
•    Lars Eibeholm, Head of Sustainable Banking at Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB)
•    Nicole Della Vedova, Head of Corporate Finance, Enel Group

  The role of external reviews in SLB issuance

•    Marilyn Ceci, Global Head of ESG Debt Capital Markets at JP Morgan

•    Viola Lutz, Deputy Head of ISS ESG Climate Solutions
•    Kevin Ranney, Director, Advisory services at Sustainalytics
•    Ketish Pothalingam, Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager at PIMCO

•    Nicolas Vaniet, Head Financing and Treasury Front-Office, LafargeHolcim Helvetia Finance

  The eligibility of SLBs for the Eurosystem asset purchase and collateral programmes
Pauline Lez, Head of Collateral Strategy and Asset Eligibility, Banque de France

Please find the presentation slides here.
  Event close

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