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2nd Annual Green Bonds Event

2nd Annual Green Bonds Event

Thursday, May 3 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Followed by a Catered Networking Reception

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Sustainable Investing Group



Members: $30
Nonmembers: $70

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Sustainable Investing Group
Since the introduction of the Green Bond Principles by the ICMA in January 2014 and the negotiation at the end of 2015 as well as subsequent adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement by 196 signatories, the issuance of labelled green bonds has increased substantially.  Cumulatively, about $350bn in green bonds have been issued since the first green bond was launched in 2007.  In 2017, $155.4bn in green bonds came to market, an increase of 66% versus 2016 and a four-fold increase since 2014.  Issuers from across the globe included supranational institutions, corporations, banks and other financial entities, sovereign and sub-sovereign issuers, including municipalities in the US, as well as structured transactions.

However in 2017 US issuers only brought $17.8bn in green bonds to market or approximately 11% of the world’s total. Most of these, about $13.7bn or 77% of total, were issued by municipal entities, governmental authorities or in the form of securitized transactions leaving only $4.1 billion for corporations, including utilities:

This invites following questions to the US fixed income market;

  • Why are green bonds not being issued by a greater number of US corporations?
  • Are US institutional investors not interested in investing in green / sustainable bonds?
  • How do US institutional fixed income investors assess and analyze green bonds
  • Is there any difference in the investment approach for green / sustainable vs. plain fixed income instruments?
  • Is it too expensive / too regulatory cumbersome for corporations to issue green bonds?
  • Is it worth it for the companies to issue green financing, i.e. is there a ‘green premium’?

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand recent trends and developments affecting the green bond market
  • Recognize the benefits and risks of green bonds
  • Discover pricing and valuation drivers and trends
  • Develop familiarity with reporting and disclosure practices

5:30 – 6:00 | REGISTRATION


6:15 – 7:10 | PANEL


Details TBA

7:10 – 7:30 | Q&A



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