Event Details

13 November 2020
Time: 16:00-17:40 Japan Standard Time / 08.00-09.40 Central European Time | Time Zone Converter

Event Overview

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) will together hold their fourth annual conference on green and social bonds, this time in a hybrid format, on 13 November 2020. The event will focus on recent developments in bond markets contributing to sustainable development globally and in Japan, as well as and how the pandemic has changed the market.

Will the dramatic increase in social and sustainability bond issuance, driven by COVID-19, continue in the long term? How can bond markets support global sustainable economic recovery? What is the proper role of the official sector in terms of regulation, taxonomies, and sustainable finance incentives? And can we ensure that global recovery programmes have positive environmental and social impact?

These are some of the key questions that our featured speakers will address, alongside a review of the progress on international initiatives in issuance, assurance and labelling of sustainable bonds including the new Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles and recent updates to the Social Bond Principles.

Further details will be available shortly.

Please contact ICMA events with any questions.


*Timing is Tokyo local time
16:00 Welcome & Opening Speech
Shigeharu Suzuki, Chairman and CEO, JSDA
Guest Speech
16:15 Panel 1: Market Overview of Bonds Contributing to Responses to COVID-19, Sustainable Recovery, and the SDGs
16:55 Panel 2: In Practice: Labelling, Assurance, and Impact Assessment to Promote Bonds Contributing to Sustainability
17:35 Closing Remarks
Martin Scheck
, Chief Executive, ICMA
Event Close

   *ICMA reserves the right to change this agenda
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