Green Bond Markets Background

Green Bond Markets Background

Stephanie Sfakianos

35 years: Sustainable finance & banking

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.

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.

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Green Bond Markets Background

11 mins 56 secs

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:

  • Outline the driving force for engagement with ESG matters

  • Learn the initiatives introduced in 2015 towards the sustainability agenda

  • Understand how different parties are becoming more involved in managing ESG

  • Identify 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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