Green Bond Workshop Series in India
Managing climate-related and environmental risks, which increasingly impact social, economic and financial systems across the globe, requires massive investments into a more sustainable low-carbon and resource-efficient economy. 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. Having experienced a rapid growth during 2016, India has become the 7th largest market for Green Bonds worldwide, accounting for roughly USD 2.7 billion as of midst October.
To build and enhance the knowledge on Green Bonds as financing and investment tool, we invite potential issuers, investors, underwriters, policymakers & regulators 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 climate 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
- Publication by GIZ & SEB: Green Bonds – Ecosystem, Issuance Process and Case Studies
Workshop I: Definitions, Selection & Verification (19 January 2017, Mumbai)
The first workshop within the series focused on the topics Definitions, Selection & Verification and addressed regulators, potential issuers, investors, underwriters as well as to potential verifiers.
Workshop II: Monitoring, Reporting & Market Aspects (17 May 2017, Mumbai)
The second workshop within the series focused on the topics Monitoring, Reporting & Market Aspects and addressed representatives from finance, business, politics, academic institutions & environmental consultancies, who want to enhance their practical knowledge and build professional capacity on Green Bonds.
Roundtable discussion: India’s Green Bond market: Safeguarding integrity and regulatory requirements (16 November 2017, Mumbai)
With the objective to advance the domestic green bond market in India, the roundtable brought together financial institutions, stock exchanges and regulators to jointly discuss critical questions around regulatory developments and environmental integrity in the Indian green bond market.
Workshop: External reviews: Safeguarding environmental integrity in the Indian Green Bond market (17 November 2017, Mumbai)
This workshop offered a learning platform for the exchange of technical knowledge and experience on the structural advisory for green bond frameworks and their external assessment, aiming to strengthen professional capacity of participants in particular with regards transparency and environmental integrity of green bonds in India. This workshop primarily convened representatives from environmental and climate finance academic institutions, consultancies and rating agencies.
- Publication by GIZ & SEB: Green Bonds – Ecosystem, Issuance Process and Regional Perspectives | India Edition (January 2018)