ESG – Green bonds: Principles put into practice – ​finding out what matters

ESG – Green bonds: Principles put into practice – ​finding out what matters


14:30 - 18:30


Amstelpark 1, Amsterdam, 1083HZ
Although diminutive in size compared with the overall bond market, the green bond market exploded in 2014; since then green bonds issuances’ yearly growth figures have been breaking records.
As the market for green bonds is developing rapidly, it is time to set the scene:

·       How do we define a green bond and is it comparable to the issuance of a bond by a green company?
·       What criteria are applied by rating agencies in providing second party opinions?
·       How can we incorporate green bonds within our Fixed Income Portfolios, and more importantly, should we?

In this session, CFA Society Netherlands & VBA beleggingsprofessionals will take a deep dive into the green bond landscape and explore it from a range of different perspectives.
Yo Takatsuki will set the stage by making an argument for green bonds as a new and separate asset class within a Fixed Income Portfolio. Then Dr. Julia Haake will discuss the role of rating agencies and provide more insight into sustainability bond ratings and second party opinions.
After the break Olaf Brugman will share his experiences of green bonds from an issuer perspective. The session ends with insights by Anne-Marrie Allier on current trends in the green bond space, and the potential of green bonds in emerging markets.

14:30 hrs  Registration
15:00 hrs  Opening: Cees Harm van den Berg & Robert Klijn
15:05 hrs  Yo Takatsuki, BMO Asset Management
15:30 hrs  Dr. Julia Haake, Oekom Research
16:00 hrs  Break
16:15 hrs  Dr. Olaf Brugman, Rabobank
16:40 hrs  Anne-Marie Allier, Amundi
17:05 hrs  Closing: Robert Klijn
17:15 hrs  Drinks
18:30​ hrs  End of Program​

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