Climate Bonds Connect 2022 Global Conference - London Sponsors

 

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Over years, Climate Bonds’ events have become a pivotal event for discussions about how the debt capital markets finance climate change. Through strong relationships forged with green issuers and investors worldwide, Climate Bonds facilitates engagement between the private and public sectors, aligning efforts and initiatives.

This year our Climate Bonds CONNECT 2022 event series continues our mission to mobilise capital for climate action by gathering organisations and influential individuals from across the globe to hear from leading minds on exciting conversations about the evolution of sustainable finance.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and to discuss available opportunities, please contact Claire Berson, Executive Director, Climate Bonds Initiative: claire.berson@climatebonds.net m: +44 (0) 7737659453

We are pleased to have this year's Sponsors and Partners:

 

 
Gold Sponsor
Citi is a preeminent banking partner for institutions with cross-border needs, a global leader in wealth management and a valued personal bank in its home market of the United States.  Citi does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions, providing corporations, governments, investors, institutions and individuals with a broad range of financial products and services. Through its core businesses, Citi aims to address and forge solutions to some of society’s greatest challenges, such as climate change. Citi has the opportunity – and the responsibility – to play a leading role in helping drive the transition to a net zero economy, working alongside our clients, customers, and within our communities to advance sustainable finance and climate action through our Sustainable Progress Strategy.
 
In 2021, Citi announced a $1 trillion commitment to sustainable finance by 2030, which includes a $500 billion environmental finance goal and a $500 billion social finance goal, aligning with the agenda of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  As part of its $500 billion environmental finance goal, Citi is facilitating a wide array of climate solutions—from renewable energy and clean technology to water conservation and sustainable transportation—to help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. Building on many of its efforts, Citi also committed to net zero greenhouse emissions by 2050 and co-founded the Net Zero Banking Alliance, which will help establish an industry framework for decarbonizing the banking sector, as well as being a signatory to the UN's Principles of Responsible Banking.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silver Sponsor
 

J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world's most important corporations, governments, and institutions in more than 100 countries. We are committed to aligning key sectors of our financing portfolio with the goals of the Paris Agreement. In this pursuit, we have developed Carbon CompassSM – our methodology for measuring the GHG emissions of our clients to reduce the carbon intensity of our sector portfolios over time. J.P. Morgan aims to facilitate more than $2.5 trillion over the next 10 years to address climate change and contribute to sustainable development, including $1 trillion for green initiatives.We leverage our award-winning global research platform to advance sustainability and ESG investment strategies.

We are building an ESG research product and consultancy service that will serve as a key partner for investors looking to differentiate themselves in their investment process. J.P. Morgan’s Global Index Research Group launched the J.P. Morgan ESG (JESG) suite of indices in April 2018. It is available across our Emerging Market suite of indices. Since then, the JESG index suite has expanded to cover a broad range of asset classes across emerging and developed markets with more than $38 billion in assets benchmarked to the JESG indices.

 
 
 
 
 
Silver Sponsor
Moody’s is a globally integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Our data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations are critical to managing risk and seizing opportunities in today’s global capital markets.
 
We are committed to transparently and systematically integrating ESG considerations into credit ratings and risk management solutions. Working with our affiliates, we are also developing stand-alone market-leading ESG, sustainable finance, and climate risk data and assessments to meet the growing needs of issuers, investors, and policymakers across the globe.
 
 
 
 
 
Silver Sponsor
 

We are the trusted ESG partner of top tier investors for a simple reason: we provide a one stop shop for their sustainability requirements at portfolio level. Our clients are some of the most sophisticated and leading Wealth Managers, Asset Managers, Investment Banks, Insurances and Asset Owners in the financial industry. MainStreet is based in London, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and it consists of two main divisions: 
 

Portfolio Analytics – we provide holistic ESG ratings and impact reporting covering multiple asset classes and instruments among which mutual funds, corporate and government issuers including Green, Social and Sustainability bonds.

ESG Advisory – we have over 10 years of investment experience creating ESG multi-asset and multi-manager portfolios with mutual funds, stocks, and green bonds. We develop products and strategies targeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and thematic investments.

 

Our proprietary ESG ratings and solutions are available on a unique and user-friendly platform: www.ESGeverything.com

 
 
 
 
 
Training Day Venue Sponsor
 
Ashurst is a leading global law firm with world-class capability and a prestigious international client base. The firm's in-depth understanding of its clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service has seen it become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. Ashurst has 30 offices in 17 countries that offer the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With over 475 partners and a further 1,880+ lawyers working across 11 different time zones, the firm is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever required.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Conference Supporter
 

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) is the leading exchange for the listing of international debt securities and offers a unique and integrated service offering covering listing, trading and information services. In 2016, LuxSE established the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX) to accelerate the sustainable finance agenda and help reorient capital flows towards sustainable investment. LGX is the world’s leading platform for sustainable securities and counts more than 1,400 green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds.

In 2020, LuxSE established the LGX Academy to strengthen sustainable finance education and increase financial professionals and students’ knowledge of sustainable products, standards and labels, applicable regulation and best market practice. LuxSE has also created a centralised data hub of structured sustainability data covering more than 6,000 green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds, which is close to the entire universe of the world’s listed sustainable debt securities The LGX DataHub allows investors and asset managers to understand and compare the environmental or social impact of different financial products, build sustainable investment strategies and report on these investments.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Conference Supporter
 

Mizuho EMEA provides corporates and institutions in the region with unparalleled access and expertise in Japan and Asia as well as supporting clients with their corporate and investment banking, and asset management needs. With a presence in 16 countries throughout the region, our client base includes leading corporations, financial institutions and state owned entities. We are a strategic financial partner with a focused objective of helping our clients to connect, succeed and grow.

Mizuho’s presence in EMEA is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of 31 March 2022, its total assets were US$2 trillion.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Conference Supporter

 
ICMA promotes well-functioning cross-border capital markets, which are essential to fund sustainable economic growth. It is a not-for-profit membership association with offices in Zurich, London, Paris, Brussels and Hong Kong, serving around 616 member firms in 65 jurisdictions. Among its members are private and official sector issuers, banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, pension funds, insurance companies, market infrastructure providers, central banks and law firms. It provides industry-driven standards and recommendations, prioritising three core fixed income market areas: primary, secondary, repo and collateral, with cross-cutting themes of sustainable finance and fintech. ICMA works with regulatory and governmental authorities, helping to ensure that financial regulation supports stable and efficient capital markets.
 
   

 

Conference Supporter

ESG Book is a global leader in sustainability data and technology. The company offers a wide range of sustainability-related data, scoring, and technology products that are used by many of the world’s leading investors and companies. ESG Book’s platform makes sustainability data comparable for market stakeholders, enabling companies to be custodians of their own data, and promoting transparency.
   

 

Emerging Market Supporter

FSD Africa is a non-profit company limited by guarantee in Kenya and funded by the UK government. Our programming is designed to address systemic challenges within Africa’s financial markets, with the aim of sparking large-scale and long-term change. Headquartered in Nairobi, our team of over 35 financial sector experts lead ambitious programmes spanning 31 countries across the continent.
   

 


Media Partner
Here is KangaNews: KangaNews is Australasia’s only specialist debt-market information forum. Now in its 17th year of operation, KangaNews is an independent provider of news, analysis and events covering everything relevant to Australian and New Zealand fixed income and, more recently, sustainable finance. KangaNews publishes a bimonthly magazine and regular sector-specific supplements throughout the year. An online news service covering deal flow and trends is also part of the KangaNews offering.
KangaNews conferences include the headline DCM and Sustainable Debt summits, as well as a suite of sector-specific events in Australia and New Zealand. Having covered sustainable finance for several years within the KangaNews suite of publications, in October 2021 a separate, biannual magazine was launched.
 
 

 

Media Partner

Responsible Investor is the dedicated news and events service covering Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues for sustainable investment and finance. Thousands of members worldwide, from pension funds, asset managers and research agencies, to NGOs, consultants and corporations, rely on Responsible Investor to keep up to date with the latest developments in the industry. To experience the quality and breadth of Responsible Investor’s content.
 
   
 
 
Media Partner
IPE is a multinational, market-leading niche financial information provider which is both European and global with roots in the UK. Since our first magazine in 1997, we have built an influential position within the European institutional investor community. Our readers trust and value the IPE brand both for the integrity of its journalism and because they know we understand our readers, their needs, and how they change. Covering a wide range of asset classes, from ESG to Fixed Income, IPE’s special reports and annual guides are an essential resource for any asset owner and manager. IPE is delighted to have been named Institutional Team of the Year in the 2020 Aegon Asset Management Journalism Awards, and Institutional Investment Publication of the Year in the 2020 Willis Towers Watson Virtual Media Awards. In 2022, IPE's 25th anniversary year, we look forward to further strengthen our position as the leading source of intelligence on European pensions and institutional investment for the benefit our senior, decision-making readership.
 
 
 
 
 
Media Partner
Environmental Finance has been reporting on sustainable investment, green finance and the people and companies active in environmental markets since 1999. We publish daily news, market insight and features, as well as produce a wide-variety of webinars and events on the major topics most relevant to sustainable finance today.Subscribe to Environmental Finance for in-depth analysis and market-leading coverage of ESG investment, financing opportunities and risks as the world transitions to a net zero economy. We send out daily news alerts summarising the latest stories and features – from green bonds to natural capital to renewables and the carbon markets. We also publish a quarterly magazine which is sent to subscribers as part of their annual subscription.