New financial products are providing innovative ways to combat climate change. Green bonds give investors the opportunity to invest in activities that provide a steady return and help the planet at the same time. More on... Green bonds: http://www.adb.org/site/investors/adb-green-bonds Environment: http://www.adb.org/themes/environment/main
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19 January 2016 - About the Speech: The green bond market is emerging rapidly as an instrument for investors to channel resources into environmentally friendly projects. According to Environmental Finance over $40 billion in green bonds were issued in 2015. In this address, Sean Kidney, who is at the forefront of this emerging market, considered the potential of green bond financing as a means to tackle the climate problem, renew aging infrastructure and create an economically viable future. He also discussed the outcome of COP 21 and how green bonds can help to realise the commitments made in Paris. Please note that this event will take place in the ISI Centre Office, DDDA Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1. Click here for directions This event is supported by the ISI Centre’s Sustainability Skillnet. Sustainability skillnet About the Speaker: Sean Kidney is the CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO working to mobilise debt capital markets for climate solutions. In this role he has overseen projects including a green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board; a Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition; and a collaboration with the Chinese central bank’s green finance task force on how to grow green bonds in China. Mr. Kidney holds an Irish passport and is also a Consultant on Green Bonds to the United Nations Secretary General.
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In this Google Autocomplete Interview, Climate Bonds Initiative CEO Sean Kidney answers Internet's most searched questions about Green Bonds. * Inspired by Wired Autocomplete series of interviews. =) ** About the Climate Bonds Initiative: We are an investor-focused not-for-profit, promoting large-scale investment in the low carbon economy. *** Join us on 5-7 of March 2019 for our Climate Bonds Annual Conference. The global Climate Bonds Conference is a must-attend event for anyone looking to play a role in shaping and implementing the green finance agenda across the globe. **** Find Out More: www.cbi19.climatebonds.net
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10 years ago, The World Bank issued the first-ever green bond then laid out the first blueprint for sustainable fixed income investing, transforming development finance and sparking a sustainability revolution in the capital markets. Green bonds have become a strategic priority for The World Bank as they support all Sustainable Development Goals. Watch this video to learn about the investors, evaluator, and Treasury behind the first green bond and how it turned into a $12 billion World Bank program 10 years later.
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Sean Kidney is the CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative. Sean promotes investment priorities for climate and green bonds, how governments can take advantage of the green bonds market and the development of international collaborations. A regular speaker on climate change and finance, Sean has over the past year spoken at conferences and seminars on six continents. His background is in stakeholder communications, social change strategy and issues marketing. In this exciting interview, Sean talks about the rise of green bonds and challenges the market will face before reaching the U$ 1 trillion target.
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Andrew Whiley interviews Allan Gordon, Climate Bonds Senior Consultant (USA) at the 2019 Climate Bonds Annual Conference.
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Despite 2017 being a positive year, for global finance and its actors to be making a substantial impact on climate targets, we estimate that the green bond market needs to reach USD1tn by 2020. These are our Super 7 Trends for 2018.
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Join us on 5-7 of March 2019 for our Climate Bonds Annual Conference. The global Climate Bonds Conference is a must-attend event for anyone looking to play a role in shaping and implementing the green finance agenda across the globe. You can count on coming away with the following: - Insights into the current challenges facing green bonds and solutions to those; - Appreciation of the role of regulation in taking green bond issuance to the next level; - Confidence in your ability to make a contribution, based on practice-based insights from your early-adopter peers. And don't forget to join your peers to celebrate financial leadership and innovation with the 4th Annual Green Bond Pioneer Awards.
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Listen to this webinar to find out how the updated version of the Climate Bond Standard (v2.0) will make independent reviews of green bonds simpler and easier – and let us know if we can do even better. We’re in the last stretch of public consultation and we would really value your feedback! The webinar will include: How the Climate Bonds Standard v2.0 works and how it’s designed to make independent reviews simpler and easier. PGGM's experience with climate bonds. Benefits of Climate Bonds Certification. Investor perspectives on what is necessary to scale up the market. Climate Bonds criteria for a range of asset such as Low Carbon Buildings, Low Carbon Transport, Forests & Agriculture and Water. Speakers: Justine Leigh-Bell, Climate Bonds Initiative Rob Fowler, Climate Bonds Initiative Piet Klop, PGGM Sevinc Acar, PGGM
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Mike Paparian sharing his views on how green finance is the key to infrastructure development for future sustainable cities, live from GCAS 2018, in San Francisco
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☞ The presentation begins at 02:23 minutes ✓ This is the second webinar hosted by the Climate Bonds Initiative for public consultation of the Climate Bonds Standard Forestry Criteria. ✓ Hear about how the Criteria was developed and researched from some of the technical experts who helped develop the Criteria.
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The Water Phase 2 Criteria; designed for use with the Climate Bonds Standard to demonstrate the low carbon and climate resilient credentials of nature-based and hybrid water infrastructure. Check more details here: https://www.climatebonds.net/standard/water
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The Protected Agriculture Criteria aims to provide a clear, robust and science-based screening process to identify low carbon and climate resilient protected agriculture investments that are aligned with a 2°C target and address the conservation and sustainable use of land. This means promoting i) GHG mitigation through reduced emissions or increased carbon sequestration; and ii) adaptation to climate change and facilitate increased climate resilience in the systems in which they are located. The development of a widely-recognised set of Criteria will reduce transaction costs and improve transparency, ultimately encouraging more investment in this sector.
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At the EIB, one of the ways we get projects off the ground is by issuing Green Bonds. But what exactly is a Green Bond and what makes them so unique in the investment world? Visit our website: http://www.eib.org/investor_relations Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanInvestmentBank Twitter: https://twitter.com/eib LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/european-investment-bank #greenbonds
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To respond to the urgency required to tackle climate change we must change the global economy says Sean Kidney, CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative (https://www.climatebonds.net) in our conversation. We must deliver concessional finance and anything green must get a lower cost of capital. We must support policies that incentivise such concessional finance.Governments & corporations must be activist in how they provide services, products and infrastructure. How they build green supply chains. The bond market must grab them when they do the right thing or bites their nose off when they do the wrong thing e.g. policies that support fossil fuels. Whereas companies and Governments shifting to low carbon and building green economies need to be flooded with capital. In the green bond market we are proving that green and climate bonds deliver financial returns. The bond market is already valued at half a trillion dollars, growth achieved since 2013. However it is only a start. We need so see at least $3 to $4 trillion a year in fixed income going to the right investments, resiliences as well as mitigation. Investors really like the label and the protocol. It is key to make it easy for investors.Financial markets such as London are critical. By far the biggest flow of international capital is through London. We have achieved a large liquid market in green and it is a plower risk positive investment environment. Investments that don't only make mortal and ethical sense, they make financial sense as well. There is now a view that bonds linked to green are less likely to lose money than non green bonds. However these are just beginnings. Now we are expanding peoples understanding of what is green e.g. railways - low carbon transport bonds. Ambition is critical, it is too late for incremental change. Why is the bond market so important in greening the financial markets? Sean says follow the money. The global bond market is worth $100 trillion a year whereas the global equities market is worth $65 trillion. Bonds are the big brother on the block. Bonds are were much of the institutional money is. And this is the money that must move to make the low carbon transition. We discuss the role of the Economic Tipping point and the Inevitable Policy Response. Sean sets out three key steps we need to take next.
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Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative, discusses the green infrastructure financing, live from the Milken Institute side-event during GCAS 2018 in San Francisco, CA
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What is the Climate Bonds Taxonomy and why should I learn about it? The green bond market has been growing rapidly since 2015 and the milestone of $1trillion in green finance by end 2020 is increasingly seen as a target for global finance to deliver. Against this backdrop, issuers, investors and policy makers want improved guidance on what assets or projects should be financed with green finance, and what should not. The Climate Bonds Taxonomy identifies the assets and projects needed to deliver a low carbon economy and gives screening criteria consistent with limiting warming to 2-degrees; i.e. in-line with the Paris Agreement. The 2018 version of the Taxonomy has been developed based on the latest climate science including research from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). It has also benefited from the input of hundreds of technical experts from around the world who work with us to identify assets and projects that are aligned with a 2-degree trajectory via sector specific Technical and Industry Working Groups. The Taxonomy can be used by any entity looking to identify which assets, projects or activities are compatible with a 2-degree trajectory. It is a particularly useful tool for investors interested in green bonds and issuers (or potential issuers) in the market. And the Green Bond Database Methodology? The green bond database methodology is the screening process used to populate Climate Bonds’ Green Bond Database. These webinars will help you get up to speed on the Methodology (released in September 2018). The discussion will cover the classification criteria and screening process to identify which green debt instruments are eligible for inclusion in the Green Bond Database. The updated Methodology aligns with the new version of the Climate Bonds Taxonomy.
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Financing Solar PV with Debt Capital
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Held on 22 Dec 2015, with climate finance, green bonds and infrastructure all high on the COP21 agenda in Paris, this was a timely event for anyone in transport. This webinar introduces the Low Carbon Transport Standard and its role in the transition to a low carbon economy. It finishes with discussion, questions and comments. Released for public consultation in late October, the Low Carbon Transport Climate Bonds Standard presents eligibility criteria for investments in land transport infrastructure that are compatible with a 2°C warming outcome. Developed by a Technical Working Group of internationally recognised academics and experts, this standard was released for public consultation in Oct 2015 until Dec 2015. Who’s on the Webinar? Justine Leigh-Bell, Senior Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative Cornie Huizenga, Secretary General, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)
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Sean Kidney, the CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, speaks to us about his views on Climate Change and bringing businesses and governments together to invest in green infrastructure. How can we battle climate change in corporation with businesses? What happens if we do not change the course of actions? What will the COP conference result in? Follow our COP21 Climate Reports via https://www.fb.com/roomfordiscussionuva/ and https://twitter.com/Room4Discussion/
Views: 313 Room for Discussion
SIPC Webinar in partnership with The Network for Sustainable Financial Markets (NSFM) and The Climate Bonds Initiative presents Sean Kidney, the CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, on: "Financing Climate Change Solutions from Debt Capital Markets"
Views: 169 Concordia University
Justine Leigh Bell, Director of Market Development, from Climate Bonds Initiative talks about Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Chile 2016.
Views: 134 GFC Media Group
The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) and Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) in conjunction with the Dutch Development Bank FMO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have today launched Kenya’s Green Bond programme. The programme, which is coordinated by KBA under its Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI), is endorsed by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Capital Markets Authority (CMA) and the National Treasury.
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In this episode of the ClimateReady Podcast we learn more about the critical role of climate finance, including the growing role of green bonds within the $90+ trillion bond market. Our guest is Anna Creed from Climate Bonds Initiative, an investor-focused not-for-profit focused on mobilizing the bond market for climate change solutions (https://www.climatebonds.net/). Ms. Creed discusses the need for standardizing certified green bonds and the development of criteria for Water Sector bonds (https://www.climatebonds.net/standard/water). You'll be amazed at what's going on in the world of climate finance!
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Ethanol Summit 2017 Painel 10 - Convidados NDC e os compromissos. Painelista: Thatyanne Gasparotto Program Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative. Acesse o nosso Site: http://ethanolsummit.com.br/ Acesse o nosso Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ethanolsummit2017/
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Following COP21 in Paris, green bonds are being highlighted as an investment option to assist nations in bridging the climate finance gap and meeting their carbon reduction commitments. The potential for mobilising climate change solutions and green infrastructure investment through green bonds is huge, given the international bond market is valued at over US$100 trillion. But what are they? How do they work? And what is a bond anyway? There are many questions around green bonds, Climate Bonds Initiative has the answers.
Views: 1033 Climate Bonds Initiative
European Fixed Income Event organized by CF&B CLIMATE BONDS : "Steps to a trillion dollar market, How to make this market both sustainable and useful, 3 major green bond developments to expect this coming year" With Sean Kidney CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative (ONG) to mobilize capital markets for climate change solutions. We discuss this market, and how to convince investors to have a serious look to this subject. This video is the property of LA BOURSE ET LA VIE TV all rights reserved
Views: 709 Didier Testot
March 5-7, Climate Bonds will host its biggest event of the year, the Annual Conference & Green Bond Pioneer Awards. You can count on coming away with the following: - Insights into the current challenges facing green bonds and solutions to those - Appreciation of the role of regulation in taking green bond issuance to the next level - Confidence in your ability to make a contribution, based on practice-based insights from your early-adopter peers.
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Climate Bonds latest analysis for 2017 shows a December 31st tally of USD155.5bn, a new annual record, up 78% on the adjusted 2016 figure of USD87.2bn. Green Bond Highlights 2017 report shows the US, China and France led the way accounting for 56% of issuance between them. Germany, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, India, Mexico and Canada filled out the remaining Top Ten positions. Download the report: https://www.climatebonds.net/files/reports/cbi-green-bonds-highlights-2017.pdf
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Climate Bonds Initiative ha pubblicato il suo 6º report annuale 'Bonds and Climate Change: the State of the Market in 2017’. Leggi il nostro blog: https://tinyurl.com/yddct9s7 o scarica il report completo: https://www.climatebonds.net/resources/publications/bonds-climate-change-2017
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William Sokol, Product Manager, discusses the launch of GRNB, the first U.S.-listed Green Bond ETF with Justine Leigh-Bell, Director of Market Development at the Climate Bonds Initiative. “Green bonds give you broad exposure to a group of issuers that are taking a deliberate, strategic approach to addressing and mitigating climate change risks” Learn more: https://www.vaneck.com/videos/tackle-climate-change-risk-green-bond/
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The Climate Bonds Initiative have launched the 6th annual ‘Bonds and Climate Change: the State of the Market in 2017’ report. Read our blog: https://tinyurl.com/yddct9s7 or download the full report here: https://www.climatebonds.net/resources/publications/bonds-climate-change-2017
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The video introduces key findings of the fourth edition of the Climate Bonds Initiative’s and HSBC’s report ‘Bonds and Climate Change: the state of the market in 2015’
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The green bond market has developed a lot in the past year. It’s time to celebrate that! The Climate Bonds Initiative, in partnership with the London Stock Exchange, has launched the Green Bond Awards to raise the profile of green bonds and to acknowledge global leadership in the sector. The Awards recognise Pioneers who, through their actions, have demonstrated the potential of green bonds, energised the market and, by positive example, have called investors, governments and business to action.
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The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) says it may issue a green bond as part of its push into renewable energy sector. The company said it could become the first company to take advantage of the government's so-called "green bond" initiative. A financial mechanism is expected next week specifically aimed at boosting private investment in renewable energy. "The fact that geothermal energy is our priority somehow mitigates the effects of declining hydrology and our successful geoth… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2019/02/15/kenya-s-electricity-company-eyes-green-bonds Africanews on YouTube brings you a daily dose of news, produced and realised in Africa, by and for Africans. Africanews is the first pan-African multilingual media outlet, unique in its concept and vision. Subscribe on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews and receive all the latest news from the continent. Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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Following COP21 in Paris, green bonds are being highlighted as an investment option to assist nations in bridging the climate finance gap and meeting their carbon reduction commitments. But what makes a bond ‘Green’? Behind the label there are continuing developments around standards, certification, market transparency and disclosure. As the green bond market grows towards USD 100s of billions, the next Webinar in our 2016 Green Bonds 101 Series asks: What makes a Bond ‘Green’? Why Develop Green Bond Standards? What do they Measure? Do Investors Really Care? Climate Bonds is often asked these questions, in this Webinar we provide some answers. Join us to learn more from Climate Bonds Initiative experts, followed by a Q&A session.
Views: 413 Climate Bonds Initiative
The Green City Bonds Coalition's, of which the Climate Bonds Initiative is a member alongside CDP, C40, Ceres, NRDC and As You Sow, webinar to launch a new guide for cities on issuing green bonds. Speakers: Barbara Whitehorn, Chief Financial Officer, City of Asheville Mark Kim, Chief Financial Officer, DC Water Jackie Dingfelder, Senior Policy Director and Jonas Biery, Debt Manager, City of Portland Mike Brown, Capital Finance Analyst, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Objectives: Sharing expert advice and information on green bonds through the launch of the Green City Bonds Playbook Sharing city experiences and future plans to issue green bonds Discussing next steps for North American cities and the Green City Bonds Coalition to take
Views: 298 Climate Bonds Initiative
The Climate Bonds 2018 Conference & Green Bond Pioneer Awards are coming!!! London, March 2018. For updates; subscribe to our blog at www.climatebonds.net & Follow us on Twitter @climatebonds
Views: 232 Climate Bonds Initiative
A strong carbon price signal is vital for the world's capacity to tackle climate change. The global bond market could play a central role in this challenge. "To avoid dangerous climate change we need investments of about ten trillion U.S. dollars by 2020," Nick Silver of the Climate Bonds Initiative states. "The only way you are going to get that kind of capital is from institutional investors like pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies." In this video, he explains how the use of long-term debt can finance the transition to renewable energy sources whilst providing attractive risk adjusted returns for investors. http://bit.ly/RS27jx
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Climate Bonds Initiative a récemment publié son étude 'Bonds and Climate Change: the State of the Market in 2017' pour la 6ème année consécutive. Lire le blog: https://tinyurl.com/yddct9s7 ou télécharger l'étude complète ici: https://www.climatebonds.net/resources/publications/bonds-climate-change-2017
Views: 139 Climate Bonds Initiative
10 years ago, the World Bank Treasury issued the first green bond then laid out the first blueprint for sustainable fixed income investing, transforming development finance and sparking a sustainability revolution in the capital markets. Learn about the revolution.
Views: 540 World Bank Treasury
Join us on 5-7 of March 2019 for our Climate Bonds Annual Conference. The global Climate Bonds Conference is a must-attend event for anyone looking to play a role in shaping and implementing the green finance agenda across the globe. You can count on coming away with the following: Insights into the current challenges facing green bonds and solutions to those Appreciation of the role of regulation in taking green bond issuance to the next level Confidence in your ability to make a contribution, based on practice-based insights from your early-adopter peers. And don't forget to join your peers to celebrate financial leadership and innovation with the 4th Annual Green Bond Pioneer Awards. Register NOW: cbi19.climatebonds.net
Views: 123 Climate Bonds Initiative
From billions to trillions: the challenge to mobilise private capital to fight climate change, how to plan green, the role of emerging countries, urban development transformation and more!
Views: 169 Climate Bonds Initiative
The EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) – with our CEO Sean Kidney as a member - published its final report In February 2018. The report provides directions to build green finance and investment in the EU in order to meet the Paris climate and emissions reduction goals, while ensuring the financial system contributes to long term sustainable economic growth. Earlier draft HLEG recommendations flagged issues like a classification system for sustainable assets; a European standard, label and reporting requirements for green bonds; and unlocking investments in energy efficiency and sustainable infrastructure projects. This is a first-hand report debrief by our CEO, Sean Kidney. We will show how the HLEG recommendations interact with Climate Bonds’ 2018 Super Seven Trends, in which we predict more sovereign and sub-national issuance, green standards harmonisation and regulator guidance, among more.
Views: 79 Climate Bonds Initiative