Globally, as much as $7 trillion a year in investments will be needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. IFC research has identified US$23 trillion in climate-focused investment opportunities alone for 21 emerging-market countries in that time. Green, social and sustainability bonds are new types of bond instruments that facilitate these investments and can help countries to achieve national sustainable development roadmaps.
With that in mind, in 2018 the IFC-facilitated Sustainable Banking Network (SBN), guided by members and experts from 21 countries and 30 organizations, and in partnership with the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), reviewed regulatory efforts in over 22 emerging markets to promote issuance of green and sustainability bonds. This webinar presents exclusive insights from the report “Creating Green Bond Markets“, the most comprehensive review to date of the green bond trend in emerging markets and offering the first practical Green Bond Market Development Toolkit. It features presentations by the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) – report co-authors – and the Morocco Capital Market Authority (AMMC) – co-chair of the SBN Green Bond Working Group – on what these findings mean for African countries. It also explores how African countries can further unlock the shared opportunities in green and inclusive investment across the continent.
● Sean Kidney, CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI).
● Yasser Mounsif, Head of Corporate Finance and Financial Disclosure at the AMMC (Moroccan Capital Market Authority).
● Jennat Benhida, Head of Regulation Unit at the AMMC (Morocco’s Capital Market Authority) and an Associate Professor at the Mohammed V University of Rabat.
● Louise Gardiner, Africa and Green Bonds Coordinator, Sustainable Banking Network (SBN), IFC.
● Findings of mapping research – Green bond market developments in SBN member countries