The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) is pleased to announce a conference “Developments in the Green and Social Bond Markets – the Asian Perspective” taking place in Tokyo on 2 November with the support of the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA).
The conference will build on the sharp growth in Asian green bond activity, the recent launch of guidelines by the Japanese Ministry of Environment, pioneering social bond issuance, and increased regional investment in such products.
It aims to bring together issuers, underwriters, investors, policymakers, market infrastructure and service providers and other green bond and social bond market stakeholders to discuss recent developments in Asia. With a focus on the application of the market standards represented by the Green Bond Principles, the Social Bond Principles and the Sustainability Bond Guidelines, as well as official sector guidelines, expert speakers will explore requirements for the further development of the green bond market in the region, as well as the increasingly active social and sustainability bond markets.
Leigh Anne Cooke