The foundational pathway, ESG Bond Markets, introduces essential developments in the bond markets from an ESG perspective, as well as green, social and sustainable bonds. This pathway builds on these foundations and covers the latest developments in this important segment of the capital markets.
ESG Bond Markets
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6 video modules • 1 hour 21 minutes
In the first video this series on Social & Sustainability bonds, Stephanie identifies the uses of social & sustainability bond issuance, i.e. to fund social and environmental projects, and discusses whether they have been effective.
Stephanie Sfakianos • 12:37
In this video, Stephanie outlines the drawbacks of relying on ESG scores & ratings, and instead suggests ESG disclosure should be improved to help smaller companies. She further goes on to introduce the idea of a Sustainability linked bond, before finally providing concluding remarks on what the breakdown of market activity will look like in a year's time.
Stephanie Sfakianos • 10:18
This video is part of a series reviewing market activity in the sustainable capital markets. Join Stephanie as she briefly explains some of the new transaction types that are emerging, and looks forward to the coming year.
Stephanie Sfakianos • 16:12
In this video, Stephanie takes us through the issuance for early 2021. She further explains breakdown between the various categories of sustainable bonds and also reports on a new frontier in sustainable finance and how market participants are responding.
Stephanie Sfakianos • 16:14
Greenwashing has been defined as the process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company’s products are more environmentally sound. In this video, Stephanie discusses the challenges of tackling “greenwashing” in a world where “green” itself is so poorly defined.
Stephanie Sfakianos • 12:42
This video by David Carmalt provides an overview of how the ESG bond market is developing, what kind of volumes and structures are being issued, and the key themes which are driving issuance and regulation. He also highlights the developments that have occurred in the bond market during Q2 of 2021.
David Carmalt • 13:29