Sponsors & Partners



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2021 marked the 6th annual Climate Bonds Initiative Conference.

Over the past 5 years, the Climate Bonds Conference has become a pivotal event for discussions about how the debt capital markets are financing climate change.

Through the strong relationships forged with green issuers and investors worldwide, Climate Bonds facilitates engagement between the private and public sectors, aligning efforts and initiatives.

Climate Bonds is in the epicentre of the latest advances and happenings about climate-related investments, pushing the market forwards with the creation of fundamental tools to support market growth, including the Climate Bonds Standards, the Certification scheme to assure green issuances, the Climate Bonds database and global technical assistance.

The Climate Bonds Conference continues its mission to mobilise capital for climate action by gathering thousands of influential people and organisations in our events every year to listen to the leading minds in exciting conversations about the evolution of sustainable finance, and we were excited to have had this year's Sponsors and Partners on board with us:


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. As a firm, 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 and setting Paris-aligned targets to reduce the carbon intensity of our sector portfolios over time. Further, 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. Across the global enterprise, J.P. Morgan has also set a number of targets to drive progress on operational sustainability, including our carbon neutral commitment across our operations.

We leverage our award-winning global research platform to advance sustainability and ESG investment strategies. In collaboration with our global sector analysts, 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. Central to this, J.P. Morgan’s Global Index Research Group is responsible for creating and managing the J.P. Morgan ESG (JESG) suite of indices. Launched in April 2018 across our Emerging Market suite of indices, the JESG indices are designed to provide fixed income investors with a foundational framework to navigate and incorporate ESG discipline within the investment process, regardless of where they are in their ESG journey. Since then, the JESG index suite has expanded to cover a broad range of asset classes across emerging and developed market credit and rates, and the sustainable bond market, with more than $35 billion in assets benchmarked to the JESG indices.


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Credit Suisse established Sustainability Strategy, Advisory and Finance (SSAF) to formulate and drive our sustainability strategy throughout the bank, implement the development of sustainable products and services for clients and represent Credit Suisse on important sustainability issues. In terms of sustainable finance activities, Credit Suisse has played a role in furthering the green, sustainable and transition bond markets bringing a number of inaugural transactions to market across sectors and geographies. Credit Suisse has been a longstanding partner of the Climate Bonds Initiative, collaborating on the pioneering ‘Financing Credible Transitions’ paper, with the aim of developing a blueprint that will underpin a scalable and robust Sustainable Transition Bond market and support credible transition pathways.


Premium Sponsor: Transition  




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.


Premium Sponsor: Markets  



Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.Through its core businesses, Citi aims to address and forge solutions to some of society’s greatest challenges, such as climate change. Citi aims to play a leading role in driving 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 committed $1 trillion to sustainable finance by 2030, which includes a goal to finance and facilitate $500 billion in environmental finance. Building on many of its efforts, Citi also committed to net zero emissions by 2050 and continues to play a leading role across the industry as a founding member of the Net Zero Banking Alliance, as well as a signatory to the UN's Principles of Responsible Banking. Citi offers clients a wide array of sustainability and ESG-focused products and services across its businesses, including global insights, analyses and thought leadership from Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions.


Premium Sponsor: Training  



Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd (“PAAMC HK”) was established in 2006. It is a direct subsidiary of China Ping An Insurance Overseas (Holdings) Limited and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (2318.HK and 601318.SH). It is licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong to conduct Type 1 (Dealing in Securities), Type 4 (Advising on Securities) and Type 9 (Asset Management) regulated activities. With strong capabilities in investment research and asset management, PAAMC HK is a leading provider of global investment management solutions in equities, fixed income, ETFs, structured products and alternative assets. 


Premium Sponsor: Regional  



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 1,000 green, social and sustainability 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 on more than 3,200 sustainable securities. The LGX DataHub allows investors to understand and compare the environmental or social impact of different financial products, build sustainable investment strategies and report on these investments. 


Premium Sponsor: Stock Exchange  



Serving more than 40,000 institutions in approximately 190 countries, Refinitiv provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets. Our heritage of integrity enables our customers to make critical decisions with confidence while our best-in-class data and cutting-edge technologies enable greater opportunity. We enable the financial community to trade smarter and faster, overcome regulatory challenges, and scale intelligently.


Technology Sponsor  




FSD Africa is a development agency funded by UK aid from the UK government. We work to reduce poverty through a ‘market systems development’ approach, which means we aim to address the structural, underlying causes of poverty by improving how financial market systems function. Green Finance represents the main priority of our programmes, which include support to regulators, demonstration transactions and the deployment of capital for investment in both debt and equity. From our headquarters in Nairobi, our team of over 35 financial sector experts lead ambitious programmes spanning 28 countries across the continent.


Regional Sponsor: Africa





We work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our Vision 2025 aims to promote sustainable and inclusive growth, with climate change as one of our strategic points.  The IDB Group has significantly helped the region’s green and sustainable capital market by supporting more than 30% of the issuances by volume, developing two green bond and green finance data and knowledge platforms:

The Green Bond Transparency Platform is a digital tool that supports the harmonization and standardization of green bond reporting in the region, contributing to the transparency and comparability of the green bond market.  This free-of-charge platform, tested with 30 market partners, allows market actors to access information on bond performance, use of proceeds, and environmental impact.      


The Green Finance LAC Platform is a knowledge tool developed to exchange information and knowledge on green financing in the region. Together with sponsors and partners, it works to promote sustainable instruments for development.


Emerging Markets Sponsor




BNP Paribas Global Markets, part of BNP Paribas' Corporate and Institutional Bank, provides cross-asset investment, hedging, financing, research and market intelligence to corporate and institutional clients, and private and retail banking networks. Global Markets' sustainable, long term business model seamlessly connects clients to capital markets throughout EMEA, Asia Pacific and the Americas, with innovative solutions and digital platforms.

Global Markets Sustainable Finance aims to facilitate the emergence of a carbon-neutral economy and socially responsible world, innovating new ways to help our clients integrate ESG into all their markets activities, and scaling up sustainable finance markets solutions.


Event Sponsor



IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

iBoxx is a financial services division of IHS Markit that designs, calculates and distributes transparent, rules-based fixed income indices. iBoxx offers broad benchmarks, as well as liquid indices used as an underlying for tradable products, such as Total Return Swaps (TRS) and ETFs. iBoxx offers both standard and customised index solutions and iBoxx’s suite of ESG products features the iBoxx Global Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds Index, which counts CBI amongst its three impact finance label input data sources.





Event Sponsor



AllianceBernstein is a leading global asset manager ($600 billion in AUM as of June 30, 2020) offering high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional investors, individuals and private wealth clients in major world markets. Our objective is to deliver better investment outcomes to our clients through differentiated research insights and innovative portfolio solutions designed to address the specific challenges they face. While asset management and research are our foundation, it is our culture and core values – our unparalleled commitment to improving as a firm – that enables us to deliver value to clients amidst rapid and constant change.



Event Sponsor




The Climate Investment Coalition is an international public-private sector initiative that mobilises green capital to be invested by 2030. Built from the US$50 billion commitment made by Danish pension funds in 2019, it mobilises ready to invest climate capital, tracks these investments on a yearly basis and shares best practices and strategies. The Climate Investment Coalition will bring crucial transformational financial commitments to COP26 to support reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement and a net-zero transition.


Institutional Partner



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 more than 600 member firms in over 60 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 four core fixed income areas: primary, secondary, repo and collateral and sustainable finance.  ICMA works with regulatory and governmental authorities, helping to ensure that financial regulation supports stable and efficient capital markets.




Event Supporter





The Mizuho group is a global financial services leader with offices in nearly 38 countries, approximately 55,000 employees, and assets of more than USD 2.2 trillion. Mizuho provides expertise in retail banking, corporate finance, investment banking, asset management, capital markets, and sales and trading, to help businesses develop and find new opportunities for growth.

As a financial institution, we recognise we have a role to play in supporting the global transition to a low-carbon economy by reviewing our own operations and supporting our clients and communities in which we operate. By influencing the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in the financing of investments, we can play our part in helping to achieve a more sustainable world.


Event Supporter




Ashurst is a leading international law firm with world class capability and a prestigious global 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 on all areas of commercial law. Ashurst has 29 offices in 17 countries, combining the reach and insight of a global network with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 400 partners and 1,600 lawyers across 11  time zones, the firm is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever required.


Awards Sponsor




IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges.


Awards Sponsor




KangaNews is an information service for the Australian and New Zealand debt markets with longstanding and growing coverage of sustainable debt and, increasingly, sustainable finance more broadly. Based in Sydney and in operation since 2006, KangaNews is an independent business providing publications and events for an institutional, global audience with an interest in Australasian bonds, structured finance and other debt instruments including borrowers, investors, transaction arrangers and market service providers.

KangaNews’s coverage of the sustainable finance market began with the first Australian dollar green bonds in the mid-2010s and since then has expanded to cover any aspect of sustainable finance related to the debt market and, now, sustainable finance more generally. In 2021, the business is launching KangaNews Sustainable Finance – a biannual publication focused exclusively on the Australian and New Zealand markets.


Media Partner




Investment & Pensions Europe is the monthly magazine for those running pension funds in Europe and around the world. Since our first issue 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 that 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.

Join us at our annual IPE Awards for pension funds. Since 2001, then they have grown to become the largest annual gathering of European pension plan representatives and a fixture in the industry calendar. 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.


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. You can join the conversation and be a part of the community at https://www.environmental-finance.com


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.

If you want to experience the quality and breadth of Responsible Investor’s content before you commit to subscribing you can set up a 28-day free trial. See www.responsible-investor.com for further information.


Media Partner



Sustainabonds brings you coverage of the deals and initiatives from the banking sector that are shaping green and social bond markets. Building on years of capital markets coverage in sister publications The Covered Bond Report and Bank+Insurance Hybrid Capital, the Sustainabonds team brings you news and analysis of the key developments in the sector, including initiatives from authorities and industry in Europe and around the globe. Whether issuer, investor, regulator, banker or other interested party, we hope you will find our publication valuable - sign up for our complimentary bulletins at sustainabonds.com.

Media Partner



Caixin is a media group dedicated to providing financial and business news through periodicals, online content, mobile apps, conferences, books and TV/video programs. Caixin aims to blaze a trail that helps traditional media prosper in the new media age through integrated multimedia platforms. The editorial staff at Caixin is well-known for independent thinking and professional practices. They are insiders with a profound understanding of China's economic and social transition. They are sharp observers with a global vision. Caixin's data service business provides wide range of financial service products, covering macro-economic analysis, industry research and consulting, indices, database services, investment opportunity monitor, financial training and education.

As an industry leader in China, Caixin takes the lead to explore overseas markets and is well positioned to serve global users with the insight, information and news report about China. Caixin offers the English news via a 24/7 website and runs a weekly digital magazine and a bi-monthly print magazine that is distributed in financial centers in the U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore and Zurich. Caixin also produces top grade summits, roundtables and dialogues that bring together political, business and academic leaders from across China and around the world.


Media Partner



Established in 2009, Eco-Business is an independent media and business intelligence company dedicated to sustainable development and ESG performance. We publish high quality, trusted news and views in multimedia formats on business and policy developments around the world with a sustainability and ESG-focused lens. Our platform features more than a decade-long archive of information on sustainable development issues in the region and globally. Its content is categorised and searchable by the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and core sustainability topics, and it also provides a key platform for individuals and organisations to publish jobs, events, press release and research. We provide research and consulting on a wide range issues which create strategic value for our partners and clients. We own and create thought-leadership platforms which inform policymaking, improve business practices and foster collaboration among different sectors.
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