Climate Bonds Connect 2023 Sponsors & Partners
OUR 2023 SPONSORS & PARTNERS
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.
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.
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) is the UAE’s clean energy champion and one of the largest companies of its kind in the world, advancing the development and deployment of renewable energy and green hydrogen technologies to address global sustainability challenges. Established in 2006, Masdar is today active in over 40 countries, helping them to achieve their clean energy objectives and advance sustainable development. Masdar is jointly owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), and under this ownership the company is targeting a renewable energy portfolio capacity of at least 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2030 and an annual green hydrogen production capacity of up to 1 million tonnes by the same year.
Scotiabank Colpatria: Scotiabank Colpatria has a broad portfolio of products for customers in the Corporate, Business, SME and Private Banking segments, as well as consumer loans, mortgage loans, among others aimed at the Retail segment. It is one of the main issuers of credit cards - including co-branded cards - and revolving loans. It has a presence in 22 Colombian cities, an extensive branch network, correspondent banking and more than 700 ATMs nationwide, more than 190 of which are multifunctional for online payments and deposits.
We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in 59 of the world’s most dynamic markets and serving clients in a further 64. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, here for good.
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.
The history of Standard Chartered in Hong Kong dates back to 1859. It is currently one of the Hong Kong SAR’s three note-issuing banks. Standard Chartered incorporated its Hong Kong business on 1 July 2004, and now operates as a licensed bank in Hong Kong under the name of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered PLC.
White & Case
White & Case global law firm with longstanding offices in the markets that matter today. Our on-the-ground experience, our cross-border integration and our depth of local, US and English-qualified lawyers help our clients work with confidence in any one market or across many. We guide our clients through difficult issues, bringing our insight and judgment to each situation.
White & Case has been involved in sustainable financing from its inception, having advised the Republic of Poland on the first-ever green bond issuance by a sovereign. Our market-leading team advises clients in ground-breaking deals, including advising on debt offerings on international capital markets by sovereigns, government institutions, development banks, international companies and financial institutions. We remain at the forefront of recent innovations in sustainable finance and a leader in the sustainable finance community. We are the sole legal knowledge partner to the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group, and advised the Bank of England as chair of the G20 Green Finance Study Group and in this role co-authored the G20 white paper on sustainable finance, the main recommendation of which has been adopted by the ECB with effect from 2021. We are also a select member of the Green Finance Initiative (“GFI”) Partnership led by HM Treasury and the City of London and the chair of the GFI Green Islamic Finance Working Group.
Luxembourg Stock Exchange
The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) is the gateway to access international investors. With 41,000+ listed securities, including 37,000 debt instruments, from 1,800 issuers in 100 countries, LuxSE is the world’s 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) and became the first exchange in the world to operate a platform dedicated entirely to sustainable securities. LGX has become a meeting place for issuers of sustainable products and impact-conscious investors, and encompasses more than 1,700 green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds from 280 issuers in 55 countries. In 2020, LuxSE established the LGX Academy and the LGX DataHub to facilitate access to sustainable finance education and structured sustainability data.
BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in 65 countries and has nearly 185,000 employees, including more than 145,000 in Europe.
The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Commercial, Personal Banking & Services for the Group’s commercial & personal banking and several specialised businesses including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment and protection solutions; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients.
Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, the Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, BNP Paribas has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. The Group is rolling out its integrated commercial & personal banking model across several Mediterranean countries, Turkey, and Eastern Europe.
As a key player in international banking, the Group has leading platforms and business lines in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific. BNP Paribas has implemented a Corporate Social Responsibility approach in all its activities, enabling it to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group's performance and stability.
CFA Society UK
CFA UK is a diverse community of investment professionals with a shared purpose. Together, we grow talent. We are 12,000 dedicated professionals and one of the largest membership bodies solely dedicated to the investment profession. And, by using our extensive contacts and expertise, we help take investment careers forward.
We are here to educate, connect and inspire the professional investment sector. From experienced Charterholders to newcomers, we help everyone find their voice and create their impact. Through robust qualifications, exciting events and powerful thought leadership, we help turn potential into progression.
The LAGreen Fund is the first impact investment fund dedicated to promoting the issuance of green bonds in Latin America. The fund aims to support positive climate, environmental and societal benefits through the promotion of Latin America’s green bond market. With the purpose of consolidating green bonds as instruments for mobilising resources towards more sustainable and green economic models in the region, the LAGreen Fund provides technical assistance and invests in green bonds issued in the region.
The German Development Bank (KFW) established the LAGreen Fund, with seed capital provided by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Finance in Motion as an investment advisor. The fund seeks to support the issuance of high-impact thematic bonds in the region, attract a greater volume of long-term funding for sustainable projects, as well as support issuers through technical assistance during the different phases of bond preparation, issuance, and postissuance, and through commitments to purchase a significant portion of the issue.
S&P Global Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1.1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer a view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.
S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.
Ambire Global is an innovative venture providing consulting solutions in sustainable finance, circular economy, and climate change. Ambire supports the transition to a circular, equitable and a net zero world through context-specific solutions. The company has been involved in several projects globally on Circular economy, ESG, GHG estimation, taxonomy development and implementation for financial sector, including the Common Ground for Latin America and the Carribbean.
Inter-American Development Bank
The Inter-American Development Bank works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, we help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure.
CCX Green Finance International Ltd.
CCX Green Finance International Ltd. (CCXGF) a third-party service provider specializes in green finance and ESG related services under China Chengxin Group, particularly focuses on business development in Hong Kong market. The scope of service includes the certification of green/ sustainable bonds and loans, TCFD disclosure for financial institutions, ESG reporting and investing services, and trainings. China Chengxin Group and it’s subsidiary have been playing an active role in the establishment of green financial system in Mainland, including policy research, standard development, product innovation, and market education etc. By bringing the unique technical capabilities and business experiences from a third party’s perspective, and mobilizing resources for cross-border collaborations and partnerships, CCXGF aims to contribute to the long-term development of green finance and ESG market in Hong Kong.
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.
MioTech was founded in 2017, using artificial intelligence to solve the sustainability, climate change, carbon emissions reduction, and social responsibility challenges faced by financial institutions, corporations, governments, and individuals. Its comprehensive coverage of ESG data helps financial institutions make the right decisions in green finance and responsible investments. Its software helps corporations manage ESG reporting, improve energy efficiency, track, and reduce carbon emissions. Its app builds green-conscious communities and promotes low-carbon lifestyles among individuals. Founded in Hong Kong, MioTech also has offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Its world-renowned investors include ZhenFund, Horizons Ventures, TOM Group, Moody's, HSBC, Guotai Junan International, GIC, and J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
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.
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.
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.
Bond Radar is the premier intelligence and data service provider for the Global Primary Debt Issuance Markets, including Syndicated Bonds, Syndicated Loans and Leveraged Finance. Backed by dedicated and trusted professionals with many years of experience and extensive contacts globally, Bond Radar offers real-time updates throughout the new issue deal execution process across the Investment Grade, High Yield and Emerging Markets.
Bond Radar also offers insightful post-pricing deal reviews, and comprehensive market summaries, as well as access to a user-friendly accurate database of historical priced deals. The definitive service captures all syndicated ESG bonds (Green, Social, Sustainable and Sustainability Linked), which is complemented by a dedicated quarterly ESG Bond Review. Bond Radar continuously listens to the market, evolving and enhancing content as the market develops, keeping it at the forefront of primary debt market intelligence. Bond Radar services are available via Bloomberg, website and API feed.