Green Bond Workshop Series in Brazil
Managing climate-related and environmental risks, which increasingly impact social, economic and financial systems across the globe, requires massive investment into a more sustainable low-carbon and resource-efficient economy. The Brazilian government’s commitment to reduce emissions by 43 percent until 2030 – jointly with market-led initiatives – does not only put carbon-intensive assets and investments at a higher risk but also creates new business and investment opportunities.
An increasingly recognized and popular financial instrument used by the public and private sector to effectively raise the capital urgently needed for such a green transformation are Green Bonds. To build and enhance the knowledge on Green Bonds as financing and investment tool, we invite representatives from policymaking and regulatory bodies, financial institutions, public and private companies, local governments, investors as well as environmental and climate research, consulting and rating institutions – to join our workshop series on Green Bonds. Participants will learn from leading finance and science experts and gain profound knowledge and hands-on technical expertise on the pillars that constitute a robust Green Bond framework. These include:
- Definitions & Selection
- Monitoring & Reporting
- and further market aspects
Workshop I: Definitions, Selection & Verification (13 & 14 December 2016, São Paulo)
The first workshop within the series focused on the topics Definitions, Selection & Verification and was addressed to banks, potential issuers and investors (13 December 2016) and to regulators and potential verifiers (14 December 2016).
Workshop II: Monitoring, Reporting & Market Aspects (4 & 5 April 2017, São Paulo)
The second workshop within the series focused on the topics Monitoring, Reporting & Market Aspects and attracted about 150 representatives from finance, business, politics, academic institutions & environmental consultancies.