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Date: 6 April 2022


ICMA, IFC and UN Women published the “Bonds to Bridge the Gender Gap: A Practitioner’s Guide to Using Sustainable Debt for Gender Equality” in November 2021. The publication provides guidance on how social, sustainability, and sustainability-linked bonds could be used as useful financing instruments to raise funds for gender equality.

Building on the guide, this virtual event hosted a discussion with leading market experts on the development of gender bonds in Australia to date and gave an outlook.


16:30   Introductory remarks
Mushtaq Kapasi, Chief Representative, Asia-Pacific, ICMA
16:35   Presentation on the guide to gender bonds
Valérie Guillaumin, Director, Sustainable Finance, ICMA
Kathleen Mignano, Operations Officer, Gender and Economic Inclusion Group, IFC
Robyn Oates, Finance Specialist, UN Women
16:55   Panel discussion
Moderator: Samantha Swiss, Chief Executive, KangaNews

Jo Dodd, Partner - Debt Capital Markets, King & Wood Mallesons
Nicholas Gandolfo, Director APAC – Sustainable Corporate Solutions, Sustainalytics
David Jenkins, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, National Australia Bank
Marayka Ward, Director, Sustainable Investing, Liquid Markets Group, QIC
17:55   Closing remarks
Thuy-Van Nguyen, Clearstream Banking S.A., Hong Kong; APAC representative of ICMA Women’s Network
18:00   Event Close
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