Monday, 2 November, at 15.30-17.00
Location: Nykredit, Kalvebod Brygge 1-3, 1780 Copenhagen V
Investors are increasingly demanding socially responsible investment opportunities and have expressed a strong appetite for green bonds. Institutional investors are using green bonds to address ESG mandates, something that, before Green Bonds, had been difficult to address with fixed income tools. As a result, green bond issuances have attracted new investors and new types of investors, providing a potential market for future issuances. Green bonds are an excellent way to secure large amounts of capital to support environmental investments that may not otherwise be available, or that may be uneconomic using more expensive capital. Green bonds are well suited for large-scale sustainability projects such as wind and solar development, which often require capital investment ahead of revenues, and which generate modest revenue over a longer investment horizon.
Dansif has invited three speakers, each one representing a key role in the Green Bonds space: an issuer, a certifier, and an investor, to come and speak about their particular role and the opportunities they believe Green Bonds offer investors.
Tanguy Claquin - Managing Director - Global Head of Sustainable Banking - Crédit Agricole CIB
Tanguy Claquin founded and manages the Sustainable Banking team at Credit Agricole CIB. The team focuses on transactions targeting both financial objectives and positive social and environmental impacts in all asset classes. During the last four years, Credit Agricole CIB successfully arranged more than 60 green bonds and sustainability bonds and was elected “Best Green Bond arranger” by Global Capital in 2014 and 2015. For these successes, the bank was invited to speak at the United Nations Climate Summit in September 2014. The team has also advised on impact investment funds (carbon funds, microfinance, private equity) and agriculture risk management instruments. Tanguy has more than 15 years’ experience in investment banking and advisory. Tanguy holds a PhD in physics and graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon
Julia Haake – Director of Paris office; Coordinator of oekom’s Sustainability Bond Services – oekom research
Julia has been working for oekom since 2011 and heads the company’s office in Paris. She is in charge of institutional and client relations in France, Switzerland, Luxemburg and Belgium, and is also the coordinator of and responsible for business development in that area worldwide.
oekom research is one of the leading sustainability rating agencies and has been providing institutional investors and financial service providers with high quality ESG research for over 20 years. In 2014, oekom launched its Green Bond Services, providing issuers with second party opinions for their upcoming issuances, and investors with specific green bond ratings for their investment decisions. In a little over a year, oekom has provided second opinions for a series of issuers and has rated over 140 single green bond issuances. It is now recognised in the green bond market as one of the most demanding independent experts.
Pelle Pedersen - Responsible Investment Analyst - PKA
Pelle actively oversees and develops defined responsible investment strategies across PKA’s asset classes - ranging from ESG integration, thematic impact investments, active ownership, stakeholder management and screening. The strategies cover a wide range of ESG issues but with a particular focus on climate change, which e.g. has led PKA as the first Danish pension fund to divest from coal mining companies and Denmark’s largest portfolio of green bonds. PKA has in total invested $2bn in climate related projects.