The World Bank Treasury and the World Bank Climate Change Group conducted a webinar on December 16, 2014 in response to Asia LEDS Partnership member interest in market-based financial instruments used to catalyze investment in low-carbon green growth.
To watch a recording of the webinar, click here.
All the presentations are available here, including:
- Green Bonds – by Heike Reichelt, Head of Ivestor Relations and New Products of World Bank Treasury
- Responsible Investment at Unisuper – by Talieh Williams, Manager of Governance and Sustainable investment at UniSuper
- Korea's Official Export Credit Agency:In pursuit of Green Growth – by Korea Eximbank
This webinar looked into the following questions:
- What are green bonds and what is driving the growth of this market?
- How can Green Bonds be relevant to Asian countries’ climate mitigation and resilience projects?
- What attracts institutional investors to green bonds?
- What are the benefits and steps involved in issuing a green bond for public sector issuers focused on "green” development?
Heike Reichelt is Head of Investor Relations and New Products at the World Bank Treasury. The World Bank borrows around USD 40 billion annually in the international capital markets. Her team manages relationships with bond investors and rating agencies, and develops new debt products for investors – such as the World Bank Green Bonds. Heike plays a key role in the World Bank’s outreach to the sustainable and impact investing community.
Talieh Williams is the Manager of Governance and Sustainable Investment at UniSuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds. Talieh is responsible for managing the integration of environmental, social and governance considerations within UniSuper’s AU$45B investment portfolio (across all asset classes). UniSuper is an early investor in green bonds as these instruments began to be offered in the Australian market.
Joon-Suk Lee is the Senior Deputy Director in Treasury Department of KEXIM. Mr. Lee has worked in various capacities including Loan officer of the Project Finance Department & Buyer Credit Department, where his major responsibility was to take due diligence and to extend credit support for eligible overseas projects. KEXIM was the first agency issuing a green bond in Asia in support of Korea's green investment programs.
If you have further questions, or did not have the time to pose them during the webinar, please send them to: [email protected]