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Opportunities with Green Bonds and EU’s Sustainable Finance Reform

Sean Kidney & Dawid Bastiat-Jarosz
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Where did the growth of green bonds market occur and what are its key features?

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One of the biggest sustainable finance stories of the past few years has been the growth of the green bonds market, and its offspring of social bonds, sustainable bonds, pandemic bonds and the like.

  • Where did that growth occur and what are its key features?

  • How has it led to a revolution in thinking about climate investments pitting "science-based thinking" against politically constrained national climate policies? (For example in the new EU Taxonomy of Sustainable Finance)

  • What are the next probable developments?

Join the online conversation between Sean Kidney and Dawid Bastiat-Jarosz who will tackle these questions!

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01 March 2021, 12:00 (UTC+1) with  Zoom



Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Sean Kidney

Sean Kidney is CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO, working to mobilise global capital for climate action. Projects include a green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board; working with the Chinese central bank on how to grow green bonds in China; market development programs in Brazil, Mexico, ASEAN and Africa; and market tracking services for the green bonds industry. He is a member of the European Commission's Platform on Sustainable Finance, and was a member of its predecessors, the 2017 EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. He is also a member of green finance committees in China, India, Mexico and Khazakhstan. Sean is also a Professor in Practice at SOAS University of London.


Dawid Bastiat-Jarosz, Co-director of the Executive Certificate in SDG Investing

Dawid Bastiat-Jarosz






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