Environmental Law Institute – Green Bonds and the Climate Crisis
Environmentally conscious financiers are increasingly pursuing green ventures, especially through green bonds and stocks, social investing, and social benefit corporations. Green bonds are a type of fixed-income financial instrument that are earmarked for projects that address climate or environmental projects. First issued in 2008, green bonds have taken over as a means to invest in climate projects while reducing risk for project developers. In 2020, $300 billion in green bonds were issued globally, and that figure is expected to reach $1 trillion by 2022.
Expert panelists will explore the regulatory process of green bonds and stocks including defining “green” conditions, issuing green bonds and stocks, and advising on corporate financing and government matters. Leading panelists will dive into best practices for advising stakeholders and clients interested in green bonds, coordinating capital markets transactions, and developing relationships with investors. Finally, expert panelists will provide examples of obstacles and opportunities for green bonds as a tool to fund climate mitigation and adaption projects.
Join ELI and leading experts for this Environmental Law and Finance Series webinar to explore the opportunities and challenges of leveraging green financial tools to combat climate change.