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Webinar: Environmental Information Disclosure by FIs and Green Bond Issuers

  • Activity Time:2020-04-02
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  • Brief introduction of activities: The first GFLP webinar features experts from financial institutions and green bond issuers on TCFD recommendations and green bond reporting.
Brief introduction of activities

Environmental Information Disclosure

by Financial Institutions and Green Bond Issuers


on Thursday 2 April 2020

16:00-18:00 Beijing Time


Co-hosted by:

Tsinghua University Green Finance Center

IFC- Sustainable Banking Network (SBN)

World Bank Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia



Jointly launched by Tsinghua University and the IFC-supported SBN in 2018, the Global Green Finance Leadership Program (GFLP) successfully held four events and covered more than 600 participants from 59 countries and regions around the world, mostly from the emerging economies. Participants found this program very helpful, not only because it provided the most up-to-date information on green finance, but also responded to their local needs. However, considering the gap between the huge demand on capacity building and the limitations of physical conferences, it was decided that the future GFLP events would continue with both in-person seminars and on-line webinars. This is the FIRST of its on-line series.

 

This webinar will focus on disclosure by financial institutions and green bond issuers. On the one hand, environmental information disclosure has been one of the most popular topics in the previous GFLP events, and feedback from many GFLP alumni also revealed that they wanted to revisit this topic. On the other hand, the TCFD recommendations on disclosure has been published for more than three years, yet the implementations were quite different from country to country, and from sector to sector.

 

This 110min webinar has two sessions. The first session will invite experts from financial institutions, such as banks and asset managers, to share their experience in implementing the core elements of the TCFD recommendations, namely the governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets. The second session will invite green bond issuers, mostly corporates, to share their perspectives on both disclosure and green bond reporting, e.g. use of proceeds and environmental benefits.



Please register here: https://gflp2020.eventbrite.com 

Space is limited!


Note: A confirmation with webinar link and information will be sent to registrants. This webinar will be recorded and available online on the GFLP Website (http://www.gflp.org.cn/) after the event.




16:00-16:10 Opening and Introduction

Moderated by Mohamed Rozani Bin Mohamed Osman, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank

Speakers:

-       Dr. MA Jun, Chairman of China Green Finance Committee and Director of Research Center for Green Finance Development at Tsinghua University

-       Vivek Pathak, Director, East Asia & Pacific, IFC

-       Dr. Firas Raad, Country Manager for Malaysia, World Bank

 

16:10-16:40 Session I: Environmental Information Disclosure by Financial Institutions

Moderated by YUAN Wei, SBN Asia Coordinator, IFC

Guest Speakers:

-       Arsalaan Oz Ahmed, CEO HSBC Amanah Malaysia

-       Frédéric Samama, Co-Head Institutional Clients Coverage, Amundi

 

16:40-17:00 Comments and Q&A

-       Dr. Zhengfang Shi, Senior E&S specialist, IFC

 

17:00-17:30 Session II: Disclosure by Green Bond Issuers

Moderated by CHENG Lin, Deputy Director of Research Center for Green Finance Development at Tsinghua University

Guest Speakers:

-       Tan Ai Chin, Head of Global Investment Banking & Corporate Development, OCBC Bank Malaysia

-       GENG Crystal, ESG Expert, Ping An Group

 

17:30-17:45 Comments and Q&A

-       Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

-       Francisco Avendano, Climate Operations Officer, Climate Business Department, IFC

 

17:45-17:50 Wrap-up and Concluding Remarks