Green Bonds: What do Global Trends Mean for Asia?
2014 has seen an explosion of issuances and interest in Green Bonds, with surges over the last two months driving issuances over US $33 Bn and closing in on an expected annual total of $40 Bn (Source: Climate Bonds Initiative).
The creation of the Green Bond Principles (which now has over 55 signatories) and the on-going development of a comprehensive set of Climate Bond Standards signal increasing collaboration, while the proliferation of Green Bonds has been accompanied by the launch of a number of Green Bond indices, including the Barclays MSCI Green Bond Index Family.
View the recorded webinar of ASrIA and MSCI ESG Research where speakers discussed on the latest developments of the Green Bond market and the potential implications for Asia.
- Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
- Wai-Shin Chan, Director of Climate Change Strategy
- for Asia Pacific, HSBC
- Laura Nishikawa, Vice President and Head of Fixed Income ESG Research, MSCI ESG Research
- Hosted by Jessica Robinson, CEO, ASrIA