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Green Bonds

A thorough and practical introduction to the essentials of green bonds

Green Bonds Training Course

A half-day course

  • The concepts of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) explained and why they are so important
  • Why do Governments and Companies want to issue Green Bonds?
  • How can you tell that a “Green Bond” is really a “Green Bond”?
  • Is there any significant difference in pricing Green Bonds?
  • Appreciate the long term value of Green Bonds
  • Should we expect improved returns over and above conventional bond issues?
  • Will Green Bonds always stay “Green”?

  • Understand the climate change environment driving the move to green bonds
  • Learn how to price a bond and the bond market jargon
  • Identify what makes Green Bonds different. Learn what makes them different to conventional bonds.
  • Learn about ICMAs Green Bond Principles(GBP) and the definition of what makes a Green Bond
  • Understand how we can tell if a bond is truly “Green”
  • Appreciate the rules around who can issue Green Bonds
  • Learn about the greater transparency of this new market with the creation of Indexes
  • Understand the Taxonomy of Climate and Green Bonds

ESG/SRI and Impact Investing

  • What is ESG investing?
  • What is Socially Responsible Investing?
  • A new way of thinking for investors
  • Green and Social Bonds
  • Sustainable Bonds
  • Blue Bonds
  • Sustainability Standards and Labels
  • What are the investors objectives?
  • Difference between Green and Climate Bonds
  • Transition bonds explained
  • COP21 Paris Agreement
    • Identifying assets and projects that deliver a low carbon economy

Introduction to Bonds

  • Bonds Pricing Basics
  • Yield v Price
  • Coupon
  • Major bond sectors
    • Bond market structure
    • Supranational and Sovereigns
    • Financials and Corporates
    • Eurobonds / Foreign and Domestic Bonds
  • Yield curves
  • Credit Spreads
    • Examples of Government and Corporate Curves

ICMAs Green Bonds Principles

  • Voluntary Guidelines for Issuing Green Bonds
    • Use of Proceeds
    • Process for Project Evaluation and Selection
    • Management of Proceeds
    • Reporting
  • External Review
    • Second Part Opinion
    • Verification
    • Certification
    • Green Bond Scoring/Rating
  • Transition Bonds
    • Use of proceeds approach
    • EBRD Green Transition Bond
  • Greater Transparency
    • Indexes
    • Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Green Bond Index
    • S & P Green Bond Select Index
    • BAML Green Bond Index
 Delegate Product Knowledge: It has been assumed that delegates will have some knowledge of the financial markets.

The trainer worked in Investment Banks including HSBC and Bank of Montreal for nearly 20 years. During this time, he worked in Operations and then as a trader, running books in FX, bonds and derivatives.

He has run courses all over the world including Amsterdam, Dublin, London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Delhi, Accra, Johannesburg etc.

He delivers courses that focus on providing a practical and in-depth understanding of the markets from a Trading, Operations and Risk viewpoint. His courses are interactive and stimulating, offering delegates the opportunity to participate in an environment that encourages free discussion of the real issues faced in the workplace.

In addition to his training activities, he has undertaken various consultancy projects, such as an in-depth collateral risk assessment at a major European Investment bank.

The trainer held the position of Non-Executive Director of Cazenove’s Derivative Oversight Committee for many years. Acting as a member of the committee in a general consultative capacity to assess the firm’s derivative capabilities and risks.

He has also presented at JPMorgan Forums in London, speaking on topics such as the Benefits and Risks of Derivatives. He along with representatives from the FSA, law firms, hedge funds, etc. were asked to give their views on the risks of derivatives to 150 / 200 Directors and senior managers from the top investment firms in the UK.

  • Course had a good overview and understanding. good to mention and compare other instruments: blue bonds and sustainability linked bonds, etc
  • The use of examples of previous bond issuances was good

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