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The webinar took place on 20 October, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (CEST).
The SDG bond universe to date has mostly been made up of ‘green bonds’ (bonds with an environmental or climate-related focus), but other SDG themed bonds such as water bonds and gender bonds are starting to enter the market. The green bond market, for example, exceeded $168 billion in 2018 with a five-year growth rate of 466%. Along with the high growth of this sector, there is also an increasing diversification of issuers and types of green projects for which the proceeds of the bonds are being used, and lessons learned in the green-bond arena are being applied to other SDG bonds, such as water bonds and gender bonds.
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- Julie BeckerCEOLuxSE
- Alberto De PaoliCFOEnel
- Jaffer MachanoGlobal Programme ManagerUNCDF
- Sean KidneyCEOClimate Bonds Initiative
- Denise OdaroHead of Investor RelationsIFC
About the SSE
The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organizations, can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSE seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical assistance and advisory services.