Making green bonds work: Launch of Oxfam report on social & environmental benefits (Free Webinar)

Co-organisers: Carbon Care Asia, Oxfam

Supporting partners: SGX, Solactive, Climate Bonds Initiative

Special announcement:

We are glad to have the Singapore Exchange (SGX) join us as a supporting partner. Ms. Lian Sim Yeo, Special Advisor to SGX, will join the discussion panel. Ms. Yeo is a Deputy Chair of the FSB Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) and she is instrumental to the introduction of sustainability reporting for listed companies in Singapore. She has served as Deputy Managing Director at the Monetary Authority of Singapore and various regulatory roles in a distinguished career. The webinar will be extended to 1.5 hours from 1600 - 1730 Singapore/HK time.

Green bonds are important financial instruments for channeling additional funds to environmentally-beneficial projects and thereby accelerating the global transition to a low-carbon economy. Yet two questions are frequently asked by stakeholders: how much have green bonds and climate bonds contributed to their stated environmental goals; and has there been adequate attention placed on the social impact of projects funded by green bonds?

Oxfam Hong Kong and Carbon Care Asia are pleased to release the findings of a new research report on these crucial issues after conducting an in-depth analysis of 249 green bonds issued in Asia since 2018. This will add to the ongoing debate on how to enhance the standards and practices of green bond issues, which are of particular concern to sustainability-conscious investors.

Following the launch of the report, our panel of experts will discuss:

· Have the environmental outcomes from green bond issues met public expectations?

· Should SDGs be embedded in green and climate bonds to avoid negative impacts?

· What role should regulators play in enhancing and enforcing green bond standards?

· Can investors be assured of process integrity in the post-Covid era?

· How to build a consensus pathway to improving standards and practices?

Webinar Details

Date:Thursday, 13 August 2020

Time: 4pm – 5:30 pm HK, SGT / 9am BST / 10am CEST

Language: English

Fee: Free of Charge

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