The green, social and sustainable bond market is growing fast in volume but also in the variety of formats and structures. Sovereign issuers are not just looking at standard green bond frameworks, but they are tailoring their issuance to their own and investors’ needs and are innovating fast.

This event brought together key stakeholders from across the GSS capital markets – sovereign debt management offices, development banks, investors, rating agencies and intermediaries – to discuss the growth and key themes in the GSS sovereign bond market. It explored lessons from recent debut issuers and thoughts from first-time issuers, as well as from investors in this area.


Joseph Arulefela, Sovereign ESG Analyst, Aviva Investors
Isobel Edwards, Green, Social and Impact Bonds Analyst, NN Investment Partners
Esther Finnbogadóttir, Head of Funding and Debt Management, Ministry of Finance and EconomicAffairs, Iceland
Felipe Gordillo, Senior ESG Analyst, Mirova
Dietmar Hornung, Associate Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group, Moody’s
Andreas Hougaard Christensen, Senior Treasury Manager, Government Debt Management, Danmarks Nationalbank
Stelios Leonidou, Senior Economist, Head of Front Office of Public Debt Management Office, Ministry of Finance, Cyprus
Tobias Lindberg, Senior Vice President, Head of Secondary Party Opinions APAC and EMEA,
Kim Martin, Head of Debt Management, the Treasury of New Zealand
Markus Stix, Managing Director, Austrian Treasury
Viktor Szabo, Investment Director, Abrdn
Dimitrios Tsakonas, Director General, Public Debt Management Agency, Greece

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This virtual discussion is part of the OMFIF Sovereign Debt Institute. The SDI brings together DMOs, supranational agencies, public investors and capital market banks to promote high-level strategic dialogue and co-operation to help sovereign borrowers meet the challenges they face. Please contact directly for membership details.

Recorded on 13/12/22