Event Overview

Date: 27 April 2021

Event overview

ICMA was pleased to partner with vdp and The Covered Bond Report for a virtual event, “Taxonomy takeaways for buildings: reprieve for green covered bonds?”, taking place on 27 April 2021.

A panel of experts explored the buildings criteria of the EU Taxonomy, addressing among others:

•    Have the technical screening criteria for buildings been set at an appropriate level to meet the overarching climate goals or are they overambitious?
•    What will their impact on green bond issuance be? Will there be a viable market for issuance that does not meet the EU Green Bond Standard?
•    How practical is the Taxonomy from a data and usability standpoint?

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Event Partners


     Welcome remarks
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA

  Panel discussion
Moderator: Neil Day, Managing Editor, The Covered Bond Report

  • Christa Clapp, Co-Founder, CICERO Shades of Green
  • Frank Damerow, Sustainable Finance & Strategy, Treasury, LBBW
  • Sean Kidney, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Udo Riese, Global Head of ESG, Allianz Investment Management (AIM) SE

Closing remarks
Sascha Kullig, Member of the Board of Directors of the Association of German Pfandbreif Bankds (vdp)
  Event close

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