In Dublin Sean Kidney, CEO Climate Bonds Initiative, 18th Jan. for lunch address
Jan 8, 2016
Really looking forward to welcoming Sean Kidney, CEO of the global Climate Bonds Initiative and a great friend of Ireland’s ISI Centre to Dublin, 18th January. Details below.
In partnership with the IIEA and our Sustainability Skillnet, we are hosting a lunch session from 12:45pm to 2pm on the 18th Jan.
The green bond market is emerging rapidly as an instrument for investors to channel resources into environmentally friendly projects. According to Environmental Finance over $40 billion in green bonds were issued in 2015. In his address, Sean Kidney, who is at the forefront of this emerging market, will consider the potential of green bond financing as a means to tackle the climate problem, renew aging infrastructure and create an economically viable future. He will also discuss the outcome of COP 21 and how green bonds can help to realise the commitments made in Paris.
About the Speaker:
Sean Kidney is the CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO working to mobilise debt capital markets for climate solutions. In this role he has overseen projects including a green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board; a Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition; and a collaboration with the Chinese central bank’s green finance task force on how to grow green bonds in China. Mr. Kidney holds an Irish passport and is also a Consultant on Green Bonds to the United Nations Secretary General.
Please note that this event will take place in the ISI Centre Office, DDDA Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.