In 2020, social bond issues tripled compared to the previous year. This trend can be explained in particular by the issuance of bonds linked to the pandemic. A benchmark example is the European Union's October 20 issue of 17 billion euros in social bonds to help Member States finance employment support programs in the context of the Covid-19.
Through a dialogue between issuers, investors and major stakeholders, this round table presented the main developments in this market, its challenges for issuers, the expectations of investors and the main drivers to promote the growth of issuance of social bonds.
Fernando Rodriguez, Advisor, Funding and Investor Relations, European Stability Mechanism
Agnès Gourc, Co-Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, BNP Paribas
Europe, pioneers in Social bonds
Alessandro Gargiuli, Head of Group Treasury, Funding & Corporate Finance, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP)
Arturo Seco Presencio, Deputy CFO, Council of Europe Development Bank
Anna Stawowy, Treasury Department (Funding & Investor Relations), Deutsche Kreditbank
James Hay, Investment Associate, Mainstreet Partners
Michael Kashani, Global Head of ESG Portfolio Management - Fixed Income, Goldman Sachs AM
Isabelle Vic-Philippe, Head of Euro Aggregate, Amundi
International developments of Social bond markets
Farah Imrana Hussain, Senior Financial Officer, The World Bank Treasury
Jojo Ow, CFA, Sustainable DCM Solutions, Mizuho International plc
** Please note this agenda is subject to change.