Green Bond Markets Background

Green Bond Markets Background

In this video, Stephanie talks about the background of sustainable finance, key milestones and the relationship between environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) risks and financial risks.
Overview

A whole host of regulatory initiatives are being introduced around the world, focused on risk and disclosure. This is making it increasingly hard to argue that ESG factors are simply ethical and moral matters that have no relevance to investment decisions.

Key learning objectives:

  • What was the driving force for the engagement with ESG matters?

  • What initiatives were introduced in 2015 towards the sustainability agenda?

  • How are different parties becoming more involved in managing ESG risk?

  • What are some of the issues surrounding the new global agreements?

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Stephanie Sfakianos

Stephanie Sfakianos

Stephanie's long career in the financial services industry in London culminated around the past seven years in the field of sustainable finance. She has now left the banking industry, but has continued to apply her sustainable finance expertise through her work with ICMA and the International Standards Organisation.

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