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ESG: Financing Markets Update

The foundational pathway 'ESG bond markets' introduces essential developments in the bond markets' from an ESG perspective, and introduced green, social and sustainable bonds. This pathway builds on such foundational content and covers the latest developments in this important segment of the capital markets.

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6 videos • 1 hour 21 minutes

  • Social and Sustainable Bonds (1/2)

    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 Sfakianos12:37

  • Social and Sustainable Bonds (2/2)

    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 Sfakianos10:18

  • Sustainable Capital Markets in 2020

    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 Sfakianos16:12

  • Sustainable Capital Markets in 2021 (1/2)

    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 Sfakianos16:14

  • Sustainable Capital Markets in 2021 (2/2)

    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 Sfakianos12:42

  • ESG Update H1 2021

    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 Carmalt13:29

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