Forum Highlights

Why Join Us At This Forum

  1. Compelling case studies shared by speakers who have played major roles in the drive for green financing and impact investment
  2. Proven best practices and practical insights on what organizations need to turn green financing and impact investment to their advantage
  3. Interactive, outcome-focused roundtable discussions and panels aimed at demystifying green financing and impact investment, and assisting delegates in plotting a course to adopt these
  4. An exclusive platform for experts to address pressing challenges to issuing and measuring green bonds and impact investments, and share solutions
  5. A valuable opportunity to engage and forge partnerships with thought and business leaders in the emerging field of environmentally and socially responsible investing
  6. Hard-hitting takeaways on how impact investment and green financing are improving lives and saving the environment worldwide
  7. Insights into why green bonds and ESG commitment are attractive to institutional investors, and how these can unlock access to them
  8. Useful examples of causes and projects organizations can fund through green bonds and impact investment, and how best to pitch these
  9. Understanding why are more institutional investors investing in relatively safer Green Bonds
  10. Inspirational showcases of the latest disruptive players and innovative models in sustainable investing

Hot Topics To Be Discussed

  1. Monash University Green Financing Case Study: Issuing World’s First University Climate Green Bond
  2. How Green Financing Helps to Lower Financing Costs for Waranga Green Energy
  3. How Green Financing Helps Companies Access New Class of Institutional Investors
  4. FlexiGroup Green Financing Case Study: What Institutional Investors Look For When Investing in Green Bonds
  5. How Australia Government’s First Green Bond Issuance Was Oversubscribed in Under 24 Hours
  6. Green Financing Case Study: NAB’s Low Carbon Shared Portfolio
  7. Institutional Investor’s Perspectives on Owning Green Bonds
  8. How To Measure Impact Investments and SDG Impact at Portfolio Level
  9. How Impact Investments is Alleviating Global Poverty
  10. How Impact Investment Help Australians with Disability Improve Their Economic Conditions
  11. Structuring Green Bonds Masterclass
  12. How Green Financing Helps Companies Establish Environmental, Social and Governance Commitment
  13. How Green Financing Helps Companies Diversify Funding Mix
  14. Green Financing and Impact Investing Award Winning Speakers

Pre - Forum Masterclasses


MASTERCLASS A: Structuring Successful Green Bonds: From Establishing ESG Ratings to Acquiring Anchor Investors and Compliance Monitoring for New Bond Issues

Green bonds set a new annual high last year, with more than $140 billion issued globally. But with the waters around green financing as muddied as they are, tapping the rising demand for these bonds calls for a variety of measures to maintain investor trust and confidence. Successful green bond issuers must tailormake green bond frameworks incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, implement strong compliance and reporting practices, secure anchor investors and more. Let Andrew de Souza, technical trainer at the Australian Financial Markets Association, guide you through all these in this exclusive masterclass.

MASTERCLASS B: Understanding The Emerging Differences in Green Bond Standards for Green Bond Issuance

Investing green is easier said than done. Green bonds can currently be issued under a variety of voluntary standards, with no universal compliance with the main green financing frameworks. The uncertainty creates for investors poses risks of ‘greenwashing’ – where green bonds are used to fund non-green projects – and demands clearer understanding of the finer points of what exactly makes a green bond. Learn what these are and how your organization can issue credible, transparent and effective green bonds, in this masterclass headed by Australian Financial Markets Association technical trainer Andrew de Souza.