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.
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
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
Thuy-Van Nguyen, Clearstream Banking S.A., Hong Kong; APAC representative of ICMA Women’s Network