ICMA and Swiss Sustainable Finance joint conference: Developments in the green bond markets – the Swiss perspective



Date: 29 January 2020
Time: 14.00 - 19.00
Venue: Zürcher Kantonalbank, Steinfels, Josefstrasse 222, CH-8005 Zurich

Event overview

The global market for green bonds, providing finance for tackling climate change and other environmental projects, is growing rapidly, with Q3 2019 seeing green bond issuance at a historical high of over $35 billion.

In Switzerland, the momentum behind green bonds is beginning to build. This conference, jointly organised by ICMA and Swiss Sustainable Finance is an opportunity to hear about regional developments, with major Swiss issuers and investors describing the advantages of this form of finance.

In addition to the Swiss market perspective, there will be a presentation on international trends in the green bond market and on green and sustainable loans. 

Registration for this event is now closed.

For security reasons, delegates who have not registered in advance will not be admitted to this event.

For any enquiries, please contact ICMA Events.


14.00 Registration
Welcome Remarks
Stephanino Isele, Head Institutionals & Multinationals, Zürcher Kantonalbank

Opening Remarks
Sabine Döbeli, Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Sustainable Finance
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA
Keynote: Mobilizing capital through green bonds and beyond
Daniel Wild, Global Head of ESG strategy, Credit Suisse
Case Studies
Issuer case study – Dario Laterza, Head of Funding, Treasury, Zürcher Kantonalbank
Investor case study - Pascal Zbinden, Co-Head SAA & Markets, Swiss Re
Coffee Break
Presentation: Green Loan Principles and Sustainable Linked Loan Principles
Clare Dawson, Chief Executive, Loan Market Association
Panel Discussion: Green Finance in Switzerland- the market view 
Samantha Sutcliffe, Head of Green and Sustainable Bonds, UBS Investment Bank

Christian Hofer, Head Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Raiffeisen Switzerland
Adriana Jost, Head of treasury, Canton Genève
Johanna Köb, Head of Responsible Investment, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd.
Wilhelm Schäfer, Head AM Fixed Income Core & Systematic, J. Safra Sarasin
Presentation: Trends in the international green bond market
Nicholas Pfaff, Secretary of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) and the Social Bond Principles (SBP), ICMA

Closing Remarks
Sabine Döbeli, Chief Executive Office, Swiss Sustainable Finance
17.45 Networking Reception  
19.00 Event Close  

*This agenda is subject to change