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
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.