CBI18 Conference and Media 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. We are committed to harnessing the markets to further environmental progress and to support opportunities for sustainable economic growth. This commitment to environmental sustainability encompasses each and every one of our businesses, whether through deploying capital to expand clean energy solutions, underwriting green bonds, or structuring catastrophe-linked securities to help clients manage climate-related risks. 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 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. The rating agency is committed to enhancing the transparency of how ESG factors are considered in its credit ratings and has produced research on the credit implications of the Paris Agreement, carbon transition risk and physical climate change for key sectors. Moody's is a signatory to PRI's statement on 'ESG in Credit Ratings' and has actively engaged in a number of policy initiatives including the Financial Stability Board taskforce on climate related disclosures and the G20 Green Finance Study group. In 2016, Moody’s launched its Green Bond Assessment ('GBA') product and has completed 30 assessments to date. The rating agency maintains an ESG hub, www.moodys.com/esg, highlighting key research on ESG considerations in credit analysis, and the growth and development of green finance globally.

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 is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies. 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.
    Generating Returns. Sustainably. www.credit-suisse.com/progress

  • 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.

  • S&P Global Ratings: a division of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), is a leading provider of credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. With more than 1.1 million credit ratings outstanding, approximately 1,400 credit analysts and a presence in 28 countries, we offer a unique combination of global cover age and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.  Learn more at www.spglobal.com/ratings

  • 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.

Bronze Partners

  • Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers and other legal staff based in 59 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

    Recognised for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

    Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

  • With more than 850 lawyers in 21 offices, Shearman & Sterling partners with corporations, major financial institutions, emerging growth companies, governments and state-owned enterprises, to provide the legal and industry insight needed to navigate the challenges of today and achieve their ambitions of tomorrow.

  • Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimise benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas - the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

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.

Media Partners

  • Bonds & Loans is the only editorial entity focused on the debt capital markets in emerging markets globally. Subscribed to by over 30,000 emerging market fixed income professionals in the MENA region, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, US and Asia, we are a trusted provider of news, analysis, and commentary and help illuminate the most significant issues, events and trends impacting Emerging Markets debt capital markets

  • Sustainabonds is a new publication launched to bring you coverage of the deals and initiatives from the banking sector that are shaping green and social bond markets. At times overshadowed by sovereigns and corporates or deals from China and emerging markets, banks are increasingly playing a part in European sustainable bond markets commensurate with that necessary for them to contribute to the greening of the financial system. With experience of the capital markets dating back to the pre-euro era, and building on coverage in sister publications The Covered Bond Report and Bank+Insurance Hybrid Capital, the Sustainabonds team brings you news and analysis of the key developments in the sector, including initiatives from authorities and industry in Europe and around the globe. Whether issuer or investor, regulator, banker or other interested party, we hope you will find our publication valuable - sign up for our bulletins at sustainabonds.com.

  • Caixin Media Company Limited is a media group dedicated to providing financial and business news and information through website, periodicals, mobile apps, books, TV/video programs and conferences. Caixin Media aims to blaze a trail that helps traditional media prosper in the new media age through integrated multimedia platforms.

  • China Financial Information Network, hosted by Xinhua News Agency and China Economic Information Service, is a state-level financial website authorized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to use "China" and "Finance" in the naming.

  • Environmental Finance provides the latest news and in-depth analysis on the funding, financing and investment opportunities and risks arising as the world transitions to a low carbon economy. Our website is updated daily and we send out news alerts each week summarising the latest stories and features that we’ve covered – from green bonds to the carbon markets. We also publish a quarterly magazine which is sent to subscribers as part of their annual subscription. Please register for a free no-obligation trial to explore all the content online for one month. www.environmental-finance.com 

  • Focusing on business-critical news and data, Responsible Investor is the only dedicated news and events service covering responsible investment, ESG and sustainable finance for institutional investors globally. Our broad aim is to be the go-to media platform for this $68 trillion sector; leading strategic, sustainable change in financial markets through thought-leadership, proprietary journalism and community building. In 2018, our digital content will generate more than 1,000,000 page views and we will directly engage with more than 4,000 financial services professionals via our events. If you want to experience the quality and breadth of Responsible Investor’s content before you commit to subscribing you can set up a 28-day free trial with absolutely no strings attached. See www.responsible-investor.com for further information.

  • Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, visit www.thomsonreuters.com.

Promotional Partners

  • Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services. With annual revenues of over USD $11 billion we employ approximately 55,000 people in more than 65 countries. We provide design, delivery and operation of strategic and complex assets, and climate, resilience and sustainability services expertise across all global sectors and markets.

    Wood is an active partner and member of the Climate Bonds Initiative, we develop and provide performance-driven solutions throughout the Green Bond asset life cycle delivering consultancy, engineering, construction and operational services around the world.

    We ensure adherence to the Green Bond Principles, engage with buy-side and sell-side institutions and deliver due diligence and environmental impact reporting on the use of proceeds. Wood provides key services; from the identification of qualifying green projects and assets through to consents, verification, issuance-support, construction, utilisation and completion.