Event Overview

Date: 21 May 2021

Event overview

In 2020, social bond issues tripled compared to the previous year. This trend can be explained in particular by the issuance of bonds linked to the pandemic. A benchmark example is the European Union's October 20 issue of 17 billion euros in social bonds to help Member States finance employment support programs in the context of the Covid-19.

Through a dialogue between issuers, investors and major stakeholders, this round table presented the main developments in this market, its challenges for issuers, the expectations of investors and the main drivers to promote the growth of issuance of social bonds.

     Introductory remarks
Fernando Rodriguez, Advisor, Funding and Investor Relations, European Stability Mechanism

Agnès Gourc, Co-Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, BNP Paribas


Europe, pioneers in Social bonds
Alessandro Gargiuli, Head of Group Treasury, Funding & Corporate Finance, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP)
Arturo Seco Presencio, Deputy CFO, Council of Europe Development Bank
Anna Stawowy, Treasury Department (Funding & Investor Relations), Deutsche Kreditbank

Investors’ perspective
James Hay, Investment Associate, Mainstreet Partners
Michael Kashani, Global Head of ESG Portfolio Management - Fixed Income, Goldman Sachs AM
Isabelle Vic-Philippe, Head of Euro Aggregate, Amundi

International developments of Social bond markets
Farah Imrana Hussain, Senior Financial Officer, The World Bank Treasury
Jojo Ow, CFA, Sustainable DCM Solutions, Mizuho International plc
  Event close
** Please note this agenda is subject to change.
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