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Green bonds and green finance innovation

Invitation-only event to discuss innovations in green finance and sovereign and EU issuance of green bonds

Date: January 26, 2021, 2:00 pm Topic: Energy & Climate

This invitation-only event will explore recent trends and innovations in green finance. A first session will look at the issuance of green finance instruments by EU governments and the planned issuance by the EU itself. The second session will look at new instruments, in particular green certificates and sustainability-linked bonds. We expect that a focused discussion will be of interest to both issuers and investors, and provide input for the ongoing discussion around a new sustainable finance strategy and the green bond standard.

This event is only open to Bruegel members and a small number of selected invitees.

Related reading

Green certificates: a better version of green bonds by Dion Bongaerts and Dirk Schoemaker

Common eurobonds should become Europe’s safe asset – but they don’t need to be green by Alexander Lehmann

Schedule

Jan 26, 2021

Chair: Alexander Lehmann, Non-resident fellow

14:00-15:00

Sovereign and EU issuance of green bonds

Niall Bohan, Director, Financial Risk and Asset Management, European Commission, DG Budget

Zoe Knight, Managing Director and Group Head of the Centre of Sustainable Finance, HSBC

Moritz Kraemer, Chief Economic Advisor, Acreditus

Alexandre Vincent, Green Bonds Manager, Agence France Trésor

15:00-16:00

Innovations in green finance and sustainability-linked debt

Dion Bongaerts, Associate Professor of Finance, RSM - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Monica Girardi, Head of Group Investor Relations, Enel

Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman, Z/Yen Group

Lucia Silva, Group Head of Sustainability and Social Responsibility, Assicurazioni Generali

Speakers

Dion Bongaerts

Associate Professor of Finance, RSM - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Niall Bohan

Director, Financial Risk and Asset Management, European Commission, DG Budget

Monica Girardi

Head of Group Investor Relations, Enel

Zoe Knight

Managing Director and Group Head of the Centre of Sustainable Finance, HSBC

Moritz Kraemer

Chief Economic Advisor, Acreditus

Alexander Lehmann

Non-resident fellow

Michael Mainelli

Executive Chairman, Z/Yen Group

Lucia Silva

Group Head of Sustainability and Social Responsibility, Assicurazioni Generali

Alexandre Vincent

Green Bonds Manager, Agence France Trésor

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

[email protected]

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