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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.