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Why is everyone talking about Green Bonds?

May 2, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Overview

Green bonds surpassed expectations last year, topping $150bn for the first time as a number of governments, development banks, and corporates issued certified green bonds for the first time. However despite having green bonds listed on the Irish Stock Exchange, there have not as yet been any green bonds issued by an Irish located issuer.  So what exactly are green bonds and how can we accelerate the green bond market in Ireland?


Hosted by Sustainable Nation Ireland in line with our role under Government’s IFS2020 Strategy Action Plan 2018, we are delighted to welcome Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative and also a member of the EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and Victoria Clarke, Head of SUstainable Bonds, HSBC to provide insight on the growth of the global green bond market.

About Sean Kidney

Sean is the founder of the Climate Bonds Initiative, which is an international organisation working solely to mobilise the largest capital market of all, the $100 trillion bond market, for climate change solutions.  Sean will provide an overview of the green bond market, covering its exponential growth and its contribution to tackling climate change.  He will cover pricing issues and the importance of standards and regulation from an investor perspective.  Given his membership of the EU Sustainable Finance Expert Group, he will also provide insight into what is coming down the track for Ireland with regard to EU policy. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with Sean after he speaks, followed by an opportunity for networking. To read more about Sean click here.

About Victoria Clarke

Victoria is Head of Sustainable Bonds at HSBC, based in London. She works with clients across all sectors, and with a global remit, to provide sustainable bond market education and development updates, tailored green / social / sustainability bond structuring advice and connect issuers through to the global SRI focused investor universe.

Who should attend

This event should be of interest to potential green bond issuers and underwriters, to policy makers and regulators and to those involved in facilitating bond issuance and the listing process more generally.


You can download a copy of the agenda here.


There is no charge to attend but as spaces are strictly limited, and we have reached capacity quickly for recent events, advance registration is essential.  Please RSVP to [email protected] to attend.


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May 2, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Royal College of Physicians
6 Kildare Street


Sustainable Nation
+353 (1) 525 0290