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Over the past decade, thematic labelled bonds have grown to become a powerful and important financial instrument that addresses a series of global challenges, such as poverty, inequality, climate, and environmental degradation. Sustainable finance has strengthened environmental projects by raising the vital capital required to fund this agenda. The growth of the thematic labelled bond market sends a clear signal to issuers and investors that now is the time to invest in a green, just, and more sustainable world. Given the environmental and social challenges that continue to negatively impact life on earth, it is vital that market players continue to collaborate and mobilise capital to fund climate solutions.
It is with this in mind that two of the most prominent thought leaders in the market, the Climate Bonds Initiative and ICMA, have come together to develop training from the frontiers of the sustainable debt market.
Training with a purpose
The Sustainable Debt Training will introduce participants to innovative financial instruments, including green, social, sustainability, sustainability-linked and transition (GSS+) bonds, exploring their evolution over the last few years and market trends. It will give an overview of ICMA’s Principles, their role in strengthening the market, and how the Climate Bonds Standard and Taxonomy can build trust between investors and issuers, enabling capital flow worldwide. Finally, the course will give an overview of the key stakeholders in the labelled bond market and how they contribute to the sustainable debt issuance process.
This Sustainable Debt Training aims to develop participant’s overall understanding of the role of thematic labelled bonds in promoting financial practices that support climate solutions.
Participants in the training program can expect to acquire solid knowledge of:
- Use-of-proceeds bonds, their similarities, and differences to vanilla bonds
- Evolution of the labelled bond market and its forecast for the coming years
- The benefits of thematic labelled bonds
- ICMA’s Principles and how can they support GSS+ bonds issuances
- Introductory elements of transition finance
- Governance structures and their role in supporting the sustainable finance market
- CBI Standard and its role in building credibility and trust in the sustainable debt market
- The actors involved in the GSS+ bonds issuance process, their roles, and responsibilities
- The requirements for use-of-proceeds labelled bond issuances (from inception to maturity)
- The contents and characteristics of a use-of-proceeds labelled bond framework
- The main external review methodologies available in the market
- The process for Climate Bonds certification
Who would benefit from this training?
Due to the comprehensive nature of the training programme, it is well suited to serve individuals who aim at broadening their knowledge on the labelled bonds agenda and sustainable finance including, but not limited to members of corporates and financial institutions, investors, asset managers, research analysts, bond issuers & structurers, sustainability teams, public sector officials, consultancies, external review service providers, legal teams, think tanks, academia, and many more.
Manshu Deng, Deputy Head of the China Programme
Cedric Rimaud, Corporate Bonds and Green Finance Specialist
Schedule of Modules
Module 1: Welcome and opening statements
Module 2: Introduction to Sustainable Debt Instruments
Module 3: ICMA’s Principles
Module 4: Climate Bonds Standard & External Review Methodologies
Module 5: Stakeholders in the Labelled Bond Market
Module 6: Issuance Process of a Labelled Bond
Module 7: Exercise
Module 8: Wrap up and closing remarks
Training Medthodology & Approach
Format: 6 hours of in-person content delivered during 1 day in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Trainers: Climate finance specialists representing Climate Bonds and ICMA will deliver the training
Participants: 35 participants
Materials: All training materials and presentations will be provided to the participants
Certificate: A joint Climate Bonds Initiative and ICMA Certificate will be awarded to those who complete the course
Language: Training materials and communication are in English
700 EUR per person | 6,000 HKD per person
Please note all payments must be made in Euros.
For security reasons, delegates who have not registered in advance will not be admitted to the sessions.
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