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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2015

A roundtable report with IFR Asia magazine 903 (July 25 2015)

Madoka Hirabayashi from Tokyo holds a basket filled with freshly harvested organic vegetables during a permaculture workshop in Hokuto, 150km west of Tokyo.

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2015: Sowing the seeds for Asia’s future

IFR Asia - Green Bonds Roundtable 2015

Green bonds may be emerging as the Next Big Thing in Europe and the US, but in Asia the idea has so far been greeted with a fair dose of cynicism. Only a handful of issuers in Asia Pacific – predominantly banks – have launched bonds under the Green label, and few of the region’s homegrown investors have embraced the concept of responsible investing.

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2015: Roundtable participants

IFR Asia - Green Bonds Roundtable 2015

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2015: Roundtable participants

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2015

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2015: Part 1

IFR Asia - Green Bonds Roundtable 2015

IFR ASIA: Good afternoon. Let’s start with an introduction from our climate bonds expert. Sean, what are Green bonds, and why should we care?

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2015

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2015: Part 2

IFR Asia - Green Bonds Roundtable 2015

IFR ASIA: Will we get to a point, do we think, that Green bonds actually offer a pricing benefit for an issuer? Who wants to tackle that one?