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Environmental Bonds 2012 – capital markets and the green economy

Start Date:15 Feb 12 


The 2nd annual Environmental Bonds conference will review the growing interest in this market from both the public and private sector and assess its potential to attract billions of dollars of new capital to tackle environmental challenges such as:

• Building renewable energy capacity and its enabling infrastructure
• Improving energy efficiency measures in cities and industries
• Supporting climate change adaptation measures that will boost economic development.

Attend to:

• Hear from an impressive line-up of expert speakers

Practitioners, with first-hand experience, the speakers will analyse and explain how debt instruments can help overcome current barriers to investment in low-carbon technologies. PLUS they will present case studies that show how bonds can help attract billions of dollars of institutional capital to support renewable energy, forestry and green infrastructure projects over the long term.

Speakers include:

– Isabelle Laurent, Deputy Treasurer and Head of Funding, EBRD
– Vikram Widge, Head of Climate Financial Products, IFC
– Christopher Flensborg, Head of Sustainable Products and Product Development, SEB
– Mark Wells, MD, Specialised Product Group, BNP Paribas
– James Cameron, Founder and Vice-Chairman, Climate Change Capital
– Michelle T Davies, Partner, Eversheds
– Peter Sweatman, CEO & Founder, Climate Strategy
– Paul Harris, Head, Natural Resources Risk Management, Bank of Ireland
– Peter Young, Chairman, Aldersgate Group
– Sean Kidney, Co-Founder & Chair, Climate Bonds Initiative
– Deborah Zurkow, CEO, Trifinium Advisors
– Adam MacDonald, Director, Asset Backed Solutions, Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets
– Michael Eckhart, MD & Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability, Citigroup
– Imtiaz Ahmad, Executive Director, Fixed-Income, Morgan Stanley

• Benefit from the packed & highly relevant agenda

The agenda has been developed with you in mind ensuring you can get maximum benefit from the day.

Topics include:

– Overview of environmental bonds as an asset class
– Corporate green bonds
– Carbon bonds
– Forestry bonds
– Green infrastructure bonds
– Developing standards for a global green fixed income market
– Integrating environmental bonds into mainstream investment strategy
and much more . . .

• Discuss the issues particularly relevant to you and your business

The majority of the conference will be panel sessions providing plenty of opportunities for you to debate the key issues with other participants.

• Profit from superb networking opportunities

Meet and build beneficial partnerships with other participants

• Take advantage of generous registration discounts

– Team discounts: 3 delegates for the price of 2
– 20% early bird discount for current Environmental Finance Publications customers
– 25% discount for academics / not-for-profits / organisations based in developing countries

For more information and to register, please send an enquiry.


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