This high-level, half-day event will review the issuance of the UK government’s first green sovereign bond, the future of the sterling green bond market and how biodiversity can be incorporated into investment decisions. The UK’s presidency of COP26 aims to agree global coordinated approaches to tackling climate change, including how to mobilise capital and develop sustainable taxonomy standards. This leading role in financing the green agenda is now more important than ever as the global green sovereign bond market exceeds £100bn and is only set to boom further, with the £15bn in green gilts.
This meeting will discuss the market dynamics and implications for developing a green yield curve, investor appetite and the innovative UK green gilt taxonomy. Following the findings from the Dasgupta Review, published by the HM Treasury in February, it sets out a framework for incorporating nature and biodiversity into economics and decision-making. The meeting will further discuss the metrics needed to support investment decisions and how to scale up opportunities for biodiversity.
This on-the-record event will be broadcast globally to policy-makers, issuers, investors and central bankers that are part of the OMFIF network. All sessions will be recorded and will be made available shortly after the event has finished.
‘Building sterling as a world-leading green bond market’ is part of the ‘Funding a new era for Europe’ series of events that OMFIF is hosting with other sovereign borrowers in the region to discuss their funding plans and outlook of the bond markets. We are also bringing our unique network of some of the world’s most powerful and influential investors into the conversation, together with the market insight of leading intermediaries.
08:00-12:05 (New York)
13:00-13:05 Welcome remarks
13:05-13:30 Keynote: The UK’s role in financing the green agenda
13:30-14:45 Session I: The future of the green sterling market
14:45-15:00 Networking break
15:00-15:30 In conversation and Q&A: The Economics of Biodiversity
15:30-16:30 Session II: Investing in nature: one metric to measure them all? Success and scaling up in biodiversity
17:00-17:05 Closing remarks
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Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Deputy Director, Debt and Reserves Management
Co-Head of Policy and Markets
UK Debt Management Office
Head of Investment Office
Vice-Chairman, Capital Markets
HSBC Global Banking and Markets, HSBC
Head of Innovative Financing
Green Purposes Company
Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics
University of Cambridge
ISO/TC322 on Sustainable Finance
Finance for Biodiversity
Head of Nature Programmes
Green Finance Institute
Head of Investor Relations and New Products
Global Chief Investment Officer
State Street Global Advisors
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