September 08 2021
Webinar recording

Focused Discussion. Green Bonds: A Growing Business Opportunity for Financial Institutions in ECA

The IFC Green Banking Academy in Europe and Central Asia is inviting you to an online focused discussion Green Bonds: A Growing Business Opportunity for Financial Institutions in ECA.

This online event will explore the main trends in today’s global green bond market and evaluate the business opportunity that green bonds present for FIs in ECA. The event will feature internationally recognized experts in the green bond space: Esohe Denise Odaro, Head of Investor Relations at IFC, and Marc Granville and Özgür Altun from the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). The session will include a panel discussion where executives from several banks from the region will reflect on their experience in the issuance of green bonds. In addition, you will learn how you can participate in an IFC / ICMA executive training program to build expertise in green, social, and sustainability bonds.

Agenda (Vienna time GMT+2):

13:00 Opening and Introductions,
Leah Ann Soroka, Program Manager, Climate and Agricultural Financial Services in Europe and Central Asia, IFC
13:05 Green Bonds: Reallocating Global Capital to Enable the Climate Transition,
Esohe Denise Odaro, Head of Investor Relations, IFC
13:15 Green Bond Market Today: Trends and Opportunities,
Marc Granville, Director, Head of Business Development, International Capital Market Association (ICMA);
Özgür Altun, Associate, Sustainable Finance, International Capital Market Association (ICMA)
13:45 Questions
13:55 Green Bonds: Lessons Learned from the Banks in the Region, a panel discussion with Gizem Erarslan, Department Head, Financial Institutions and Investor Relations, TSKB, Turkey and Romulus Mircea, Director of Balance Sheet Management and Portfolio, Raiffeisen Bank Romania
14:10 Questions
14:20 Presentation of the IFC / ICMA Executive Training Program on Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds,
Kaikham Onedamdy, Operations Officer, IFC Global Financial Institutions Group
14:25 Closing,
Garth Bedford, Senior Operations Officer, IFC Financial Institutions Group in Europe and Central Asia

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