Climate Bonds CONNECT 2024 - Mumbai

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India’s G20 Presidency positioned sustainable finance as a key pillar of action and prioritized the mobilizing of capital flows at scale and speed for climate and sustainability COP28 echoed this agenda.  As India progresses towards its 2070 net-zero targets, its success hinges on how well it can mobilize capital from international and domestic sources. 
Climate Bonds Initiative and MUFG, with their longstanding commitment to climate investments, are coming together to engage stakeholders across Asia to align their sustainability and decarbonisation goals with the region’s broader energy transition and developmental agendas.
We are pleased to invite you to an exclusive dialogue in Mumbai on the 23rd February. Hosted as part of the MUFG N0W (Net Zero World) and Climate Bonds Connect series of thought leadership events, the session will gather business leaders, investors, policymakers and industry experts. The dialogue will focus on the latest industry trends, regulatory shifts and market expectations to unleash new sustainable investment opportunities.

Venue: Trident BKC, Golconda Ballroom, Mumbai 

Date: Friday, 23 February 2024 

Time: 16:30- 19:50 IST / 11:30- 14:00 GMT



4:30 PM Registration & High-Tea
5:00 PM Welcome Remarks
5:15 PM Keynote Address by Mr. Ananth Narayan,
Whole Time Member, Securities and Exchange Board of India
5:45 PM Corporate Issuers Panel Discussion 

Featured Speakers:

  • Avaada Group - Mr. Rajat Gupta, Chief Financial Officer
  • JSW Group - Mr. Prabodha Acharya, Chief Sustainability Officer
  • MUFG - Mr. Tomohiro Ishikawa, Chief Regulatory Engagement Officer
  • State Bank of India - Mr. Salee Sukumaran Nair, DMD & Chief Credit Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer

Moderator: Mr Gaurav Bhagat, Managing Director & Head of FI, MUFG 

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Opening Remarks: Ananth Narayan

Whole Time Member

Securities and Exchange Board of India



Gaurav Bhagat

Managing Director 



Tomohiro (Tomo) Ishikawa

Chief Regulatory Engagement Officer,


Rajat Gupta



Avaada Group 


Salee Sukumaran Nair

Dy. Managing Director & Chief Credit Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer

State Bank of India

Prabodha Acharya

Chief Sustainability Officer

JSW Group





6:30 PM Investors Panel Discussion 

Featured Speakers: 

  • Amundi Asset Management - Ms Esther Law, Senior Investment Manager, Emerging Markets Debt and Responsible Investments
  • Ninety One - Ms Victoria Harling, Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Debt 
  • PIMCO - Ms Meredith Block, Senior Vice President, Lead-ESG Integration & Impact 
  • Schroders - Shilpa Singhal, Credit Portfolio Manager 
  • State Street Global Advisors - Abhishek Kumar, MD, Head of Global Strategies, EMEA & APAC, Fixed Income Beta 

Moderator: Mr Sean Kidney, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Climate Bonds Initiative

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Sean Kidney


Climate Bonds Initiative


Shilpa Singhal

Credit Portfolio Manager


Esther Law

Senior Portfolio Manager

Amundi Assets Management


Victoria Harling

Head of Emerging Market Corporate Debt

Ninety One

Abhishek Kumar

MD, Head of Global Strategies, EMEA & APAC, Fixed Income Beta

State Street Global Advisors 

Meredith Block 

Senior Vice President, Lead-ESG Integration & Impact 


7:15 PM Fireside Chat on Energy Transition moderated by Mr. Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative
7:45 PM Closing remarks and vote of thanks
7:50 PM onwards Dinner & Cocktails




February 23rd, 2024 5:00 PM through  7:30 PM
Trydent BKC