CBI18 Conference Partners

Gold Partners

  • It is ABN AMRO’s ambition to be a better bank contributing to a better world. Our products and services have an impact on society and we assume the responsibilities this brings. As such we are convinced that responsible finance and investment is becoming the norm. By investing capital in a sustainable manner, we can make an important contribution to society and the environment. Within our DCM franchise we advise our clients on making an impact and contribute to a better world through structuring and placing Green, Sustainability and Social Bonds. Our goal is to put our clients first and provide them with the best services and solutions possible. We aim to achieve this by offering them the full value chain in Green, Sustainable and Social Bonds. We believe this is the essence of professional banking. ABN AMRO was the first European bank issuing a CBI certified green bond and a proud partner of CBI.

  • Amundi is Europe’s largest asset manager by assets under management and ranks in the top 10 globally. Thanks to the integration of Pioneer Investments, it now manages 1.4 trillion euros of assets across six main investment hubs. Amundi offers its clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and the Americas a wealth of market expertise and a full range of capabilities across the active, passive and real assets investment universes. Headquartered in Paris, and listed since November 2015, Amundi is the 1st asset manager in Europe by market capitalization. Leveraging the benefits of its increased scope and size, Amundi has the ability to offer new and enhanced services and tools to its clients. Thanks to its unique research capabilities and the skills of close to 5,000 team members and market experts based in 37 countries, Amundi provides retail, institutional and corporate clients with innovative investment strategies and solutions tailored to their needs, targeted outcomes and risk profiles.

  • For more than 200 years,  across 160+ countries and 700+ cities, we have connected millions of people who strive to meet some of the world’s toughest challenges and embrace its greatest opportunities. We bring to life our mission of enabling growth and economic progress by making payments, lending money, safeguarding assets and accessing markets for companies, governments and individuals.
     
    Society is facing the interconnected challenges of climate change, rapid urbanization and rising wealth inequality. As one of the world's leading financial services companies, Citi addresses these complex challenges through our core finance and investment activities, working to incorporate sustainability principles into everything we do to help ensure business success, improve our operations and contribute to a strong global economy.
     
    Read our report about Sustainable Growth at Citi – Progress and Impacts of Citi's $100 Billion Environmental Finance Goal

  • The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world. Our Environmental, Social and Governance Report highlights our commitment to sustainability and describes our work on behalf of our clients and the communities we seek to serve. As a leading global financial services firm, we are positioned to help address environmental and social challenges and to support opportunities for economic growth. Download our latest report.

  • As world leading market infrastructure experts, we at London Stock Exchange Group are ideally placed at the heart of global capital markets to integrate sustainable and green solutions deep into both investment and capital raising.

    We have been supporting investors and issuers in the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy for over a decade, developing innovative products and services in close collaboration with clients and thought leaders. London Stock Exchange is now home to a diversified range of green bonds issued in seven different currencies by supranational institutions, local governments and municipalities as well as corporates. In 2017, there has been a 92 per cent growth in green bonds listed on London Stock Exchange and a 78 per cent increase in money raised. Visit our Global Sustainable Investment Centre website to learn more.

  • Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets, and the firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering approximately 120 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 21,000 public finance issuers, and 72,000 structured finance obligations.

Silver Partners

  • 150 years of experience in commercial real estate finance and future-oriented action form the foundation for Berlin Hyp as one of the leading German real estate and Pfandbrief banks. Reliability, competence and solidity characterise the partnership with our customers and within the Savings Banks Finance Group.

    With company headquarters in Berlin and offices in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart as well as our international offices in Amsterdam, Paris and Warsaw, Berlin Hyp maintains long-term customer relations in an atmosphere of trust on a local basis. We have equal responsibility to our staff, customers and the environment. As the issuer of the first Green Pfandbrief, we are a pioneer and have set benchmarks on the capital market. At the same time, we encourage the financing of sustainable real estate. Looking forward towards the future, we want to play an active role in structuring digital transformation in the real estate sector. Internally we plan to optimise and digitalise the existing value creation chain; externally, we want to further develop our business model through strategic partnerships, as well as monitoring trends and proactively implementing them. Innovation results from inspiration.

  • Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as 'Credit Suisse'). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. In September 2017, Credit Suisse announced the establishment of a global Impact Advisory and Finance department (IAF) reporting directly into the Chief Executive Officer. IAF’s mandate includes the facilitation of new, at-scale green finance projects and initiatives for the benefit of our wealth management, institutional and corporate clients. Further information about Credit Suisse’s engagement in green bonds can be found at www.credit-suisse.com/greenbonds.

  • The Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX), launched by the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) in 2016, is home to almost 50% of all listed labelled green bonds globally. Our windows for green, social and sustainable bonds have so far attracted 142 green bonds, 14 social bonds and 6 sustainable bonds from 43 issuers across the globe. The instruments listed on LGX are contributing to the achievement of 15 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). LGX is the first platform that makes industry best practices for green securities, in particular ICMA Green Bond Principles and the Climate Bond Initiative’s standards, a mandatory requirement. Our goal is to make sure that investors have the right tools to make their sustainability-driven decisions in an informed way.

  • TCX shields international lenders and their local borrowers in emerging and frontier markets from exchange rate volatility. By swapping hard currency funding into a local currency loan, TCX makes debt financing predictable for the borrower. TCX enables lenders to offer the right product, allowing local counterparties to focus on growing their business rather than managing exchange rate risk. In recent years, TCX has also supported bond placements in local currencies.

Conference Partners

  • Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, social, health, safety, risk and sustainability related consultancy services. ERM have worked with many of the Global Fortune 500 companies and are the largest adviser to the finance sector; working with investment and commercial banks, development finance institutions, pension funds, private equity and asset managers. ERM is committed to providing consistent, professional, technical advice and our extensive international presence (160 offices) and sector experience combines global reach with an understanding of local sensitivities and regulation. ERM Certification and Verification Services (ERM CVS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of ERM. Operating in over 50 countries, we deliver independent, accredited, performance-focused certification, verification and assurance services.   We are approved as a Climate Bonds verifier, bringing expertise in climate-related project validation and verification; data verification, financial accounting and assurance; with deep technical experience across the range of the sectors included within the CBI.

  • ICMA is the trade association for the international capital market with over 530 member firms from 60 countries, including banks, issuers, asset managers, infrastructure providers and law firms. It performs a crucial central role in the market by providing industry-driven standards and recommendations for issuance, trading and settlement in international fixed income and related instruments. ICMA liaises closely with regulatory and governmental authorities, both at the national and supranational level, helping to ensure that financial regulation promotes the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the capital market.

  • Rabobank is a cooperative bank from the Netherlands that aims is to be a leading bank in the field of food and agri worldwide. It provides international financial services operating on the basis of cooperative principles, offering retail banking, wholesale banking, private banking, leasing and real estate services. As a cooperative bank, Rabobank puts customers’ interests first and serves approximately 8.7 million individuals around the globe. Rabobank is committed to making a substantial contribution to welfare and prosperity in the Netherlands and to feeding the world sustainably. With nearly two million members, Rabobank has strong agricultural roots and an unparalleled knowledge in the food and agri industry. Measured by Tier 1 capital, Rabobank Group is one of the world's largest financial institutions.