Why is everyone talking about Green Bonds?

Why is everyone talking about Green Bonds? That’s the question that Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) CEO Sean Kidney will be tackling in Dublin tomorrow for the closing event of Sustainable Nation Ireland’s #sustainablefinance day.

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.

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 CBI’s Sean Kidney who is also a member of the EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, to an event that starts at 12.30pm in the Royal College of Physicians.

Sean and CBI work tirelessly to mobilise the largest capital market of all, the $100 trillion bond market, for climate change solutions.

In Dublin, he will provide an overview of the green bond market, covering its exponential growth and its contribution to tackling climate change.

He will also 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.

This event should be of interest to corporates and semi-states interested in green bonds as a source of finance, bond underwriters, policy makers and regulators and to those involved in facilitating bond issuance and the listing process more generally.

This event is supported by HSBC.

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