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Date: 28 June 2022 
Annual General Meeting: 08:30 - 13:00 BST Open to members and observers of The Principles only to attend in-person
13:00 - 18:05 BST | Followed by a networking reception Open to all

Event overview

The Annual Conference of the Green, Social, Sustainability and Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles (the “Principles”) will be held in London from 13.30 BST on 28 June, 2022, hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The Principles are referenced by 98% of sustainable bond issuers internationally and have become the voluntary global standard of the market.

The Conference agenda will start with a session presented by members of the Executive Committee on the 2022 guidance of the Principles and the ongoing work programme. This will be followed by expert panels on:

  • the use of sustainability-linked bonds as part of a strategy for innovation and climate transition;
  • he new guidance for sustainable securitisation;
  • the application of the Principles in a wider context, including commercial paper and repo, as well as for high yield and in emerging markets. 

Keynote speakers include:

  • Patricio Sepúlveda Carmona, Head of the Public Debt Office, Ministry of Finance, Chile
  • Tim Gould, Chief Energy Economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Sir Robert Stheeman, Chief Executive Officer, UK Debt Management Office

Due to limited capacity at the conference venue, in-person participation is confirmed on a first come - first served basis. The AGM is open to members and observers of The Principles only and will not be livestreamed. However, the conference proceedings will be livestreamed for all market participants who wish to join virtually. Physical and virtual attendance is free of charge.


Registrations will close at 13:00 CEST on Monday, 27 June 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact ICMA events

We are making every effort to make the Principles AGM & Conference a green event, with measures in place to minimise and offset its carbon footprint, reduce waste and avoid the use of environmentally damaging plastic.

We encourage delegates to consider travelling by train to London and delegates who are flying to offset their carbon footprint, for which we recommend the following firms:

The following measures are in place at the Conference venue:

  • An active recycling programme including a waste separation option
  • Drinks in glassware (no PET / plastic)
  • Exclusively vegetarian / vegan catering
  • Free water dispensers available in the catering area
  • No plastic straws



  Welcome remarks
Nicholas Pfaff, Deputy Chief Executive, Head of Sustainable Finance, ICMA
Odile Renaud-Basso, President, EBRD

  Panel 1: 2022 Guidance from the Executive Committee of the Principles
Nicholas Pfaff, Deputy Chief Executive, Head of Sustainable Finance, ICMA

Tanguy Claquin, Global Head of Sustainable Banking, Crédit Agricole CIB, and Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee of the  Principles
Denise Odaro, Head of Investor Relations & Sustainable Finance, IFC, and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Principles
David Oelker, Head of ESG Investment Fixed Income, EMEA, BlackRock

  Keynote speaker
Patricio Sepulveda, Head of the Public Debt Management Office, Ministry of Finance, Chile

  Panel 2: Innovation and transition with SLBs
Paul O’Connor, Head of EMEA ESG Debt Capital Markets, JP Morgan

Laurie Chesné, Head of Green & Sustainable Financing Solutions EMEA, Natixis CIB
Brian Corsi, Co-Head Capital Markets and Pension, L’Oreal
Louis de Montpellier, Senior Advisor, Finance for Biodiversity (F4B) Initiative
Ketish Pothalingam, Portfolio Manager, Executive Vice President, PIMCO
Natasha Vowles, Head of Treasury – Funding, TESCO
  Coffee break
  Keynote speaker
Tim Gould, Chief Energy Economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA)

  Panel 3: Application of the Principles in the universe of debt capital market, securitisation
Agnès Gourc, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, BNP Paribas

Shaun Baddeley, Managing Director, Securitisation, AFME
Lisa Bozzelli, Multifamily Trading Desk, Capital Markets, Fannie Mae
John Millward, Managing Director, Structured Finance Group, Global Banking and Markets, HSBC Bank plc
Peter Winning, Portfolio Management Group, BlackRock
    Conversations on the wider relevance of the Principles
16:45   Emerging Markets, High Yield
Christopher Flensborg, Head of Climate & Sustainable Finance, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB)

Sabrina Fox, Chief Executive Officer, European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA)

Steven Nicholas, Managing Director Head of ESG Capital Markets, Americas, BofA Securities, Inc
Liam Spillane, Head of Emerging Market Debt, Aviva Investors
17:20   Sustainable Commercial Paper and Repo
Isabelle Laurent, Deputy Treasurer & Head of Funding, EBRD
Sam Crawford, Head of Secured Funding Structuring EMEA, BNP Paribas
Felipe Gordillo ESG Senior Analyst, Mirova - AM
Patricia Lizarraga Rodriguez, Capital Markets & Financial Risk Management, Iberdrola
Shane O'Neill, Money Market Sales and Trading, Bred Banque Populaire
  Closing remarks
Sir Robert Stheeman, Chief Executive Officer, UK Debt Management Office
18:05   Networking reception
20:00   Event close

 *Agenda is subject to change

Amundi, a leading responsible investor engaged in the just transition

Amundi, the leading European asset manager and pioneer in responsible investing, ranks among the top 10 global players and offers its 100 million clients savings and investment solutions in active and passive management, in traditional or real assets.

Already incorporating ESG criteria in 100% of its actively managed open-ended funds and engaged in the energy transition and social cohesion, Amundi launched its 2025 ESG Ambitions plan, with 10 objectives to accelerate its ESG transformation and pave the way towards carbon neutrality by 2050. Amundi is also a member of the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative and a founder of the Investors for a Just Transition coalition.

With six international investment hubs, Amundi’s clients benefit from the expertise of 5,300 employees in over 35 countries. A subsidiary of Crédit Agricole and listed on the stock exchange, Amundi currently manages over €2 trillion assets.
BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in 65 countries and has more than 190,000 employees, including nearly 145,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Retail Banking for the Group’s retail-banking networks and several specialized businesses including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment and protection solutions ; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients.

BNP Paribas has implemented a Corporate Social Responsibility approach in all its activities, enabling it to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group's performance and stability.
Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2021). More than 8,900 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the EU’s climate bank. It finances sound and sustainable investments that contribute toward EU policy goals. In 2021, the share of EIB investments that went to climate action and environmental sustainability projects rose to 43% from 40% in 2020.

The EIB raises the bulk of its lending resources through benchmark bonds issued in the international capital markets. In 2007, the EIB pioneered the green bond market and in 2018, the EIB introduced a new sustainable debt product. Since 2007, the EIB has raised EUR 58bn in green and sustainability bonds across 22 currencies.
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading financial services firm based in the United States of America (“U.S.”), with operations worldwide. JPMorgan Chase had $4.0 trillion in assets and $285.9 billion in stockholders’ equity as of March 31, 2022. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management. Under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands, the Firm serves millions of customers in the U.S., and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients globally. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at jpmorganchase.com.

JPMorgan Chase is helping advance a sustainable and inclusive economy by helping clients transition to a low-carbon world, supporting the development and scaling of green technologies, and minimizing the environmental impact of its own operations. In 2021, the firm financed and facilitated more than $100 billion for green activities like renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transportation towards its target of $1 trillion for green initiatives over 10 years.


The 8th Annual Conference of the Principles, 28 June, 2022

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