Green Bonds Market and Green Finance Taxonomy
October 16, 2019: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This is the launch of a member-organized “Sustainable Finance” event series. We will start on the high note during the WBG/IMF Annual Meeting welcoming a distinguished speaker and expert on green bonds and green taxonomy, Sean Kidney. Sean will update us on the development of green bond market internationally, as well as on the progress of the EU sustainable finance taxonomy, which is expected to influence global issuers and investors.
CEO, Climate Bonds
Sean Kidney is the CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO working to mobilize debt capital markets for climate solutions. Projects include a green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board and some 50 organisations involved in its development and governance; advising the EU; and working with China’s central bank on how to grow green bonds in China. Sean is also Consultant (Green Bonds) to the United Nations Secretary General. An accomplished international speaker, Sean has over the past year spoken at conferences and seminars in Toronto, New York, Boston, Washington DC, Paris, Frankfurt, Utrecht, London, Casablanca, Doha, Beijing, Hong Kong and Sydney.