3rd September: Main Conference Day

3rd September, Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Central Hall Westminster

Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9NH


Conference Main Day Programme   * Subject to change

The Climate Bonds Conference provides an opportunity to hear from key influences and decision-makers. With over 60 speakers in panel discussions under one roof, our programme provides many opportunities for networking including for after-Conference networking drinks.

Speaker announcements for 2020 are coming soon!

08:00 – 08:45  Registration & Welcome Coffee

08:45 – 09:30  Welcome, CBI 10 Years & Keynote Speaker: ‘Green Transition: Opportunity of the Decade’

09:30 – 11:00  Plenary 1: Top 5 Priorities for Green Finance to Cut Emissions by 50% in 10 Years 

11:00 – 11:30  Tea Break

11:30 – 13:00  Breakout Sessions

How to Make Transition Bonds Work
The Taxonomy Revolution
Emerging Markets: How to Create Assets for Green Bonds
Pricing Signals in the Global Green Bond Market
A Sustainable Infrastructure Investment Tsunami
The Green FinTech Disruption

13:00 – 14:00  Networking Lunch

14:00 – 15:30  Breakout Sessions

Opportunities for Climate Adaptation, Resilience & SDGs
What's Next in Capital Market Infrastructure?
The Sovereign Bonds Boom: How Green Bonds are Driving Government Action
Can Central Banks Turn Finance Green?
Financial Aggregation to Achieve Scale

15:30 – 16:00  Tea Break

16:30 – 17:15  Plenary 2: Our Marching Orders for the Next 10 Years

17:15 – 18:00  Closing Remarks & Q&A

From 18:00     Networking Drinks


Speakers    * Subject to change

At the Conference2020, we will have 100+ speakers leading discussions in plenaries, panels and roundtables. Our first selection will be published soon.

Climate Bonds Conference 2019 speakers' included:

Chrissa Pagitsas

Director, Green Financing Business, Fannie Mae

Responsibility for the world's largest green mortgage programme is a unique role; Chrissa Pagitsas will chair a special session at the Conference on green mortgage lending directions & strategies.

David Harris

Head of Sustainable Business at London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Head of Sustainable Investment, FTSE Russell.

Outlining trends in sustainable finance and investment, David Harris speaks from both the UK and global perspective

Dr Arthur Krebbers

Sustainable Finance Coordinator, NatWest Markets

Dr Krebbers is an international sustainable finance strategist whose work includes the "Green halo effect" and "Green treasury strategy.” He'll be sharing more of his insights during CBIAC19.

Helena Lindahl

Senior Portfolio Manager/Green Bond Fund Manager, Storebrand Norway

In a key role at Norway's largest private asset manager, Ms Lindhal will present on the big issue facing global capital: "What investors can do to drive green finance & green bonds to address climate change."


Julia Kapraun

Assistant Professor of Finance, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Prominent academic and researcher, Ms Kapraun's work has ranged across sustainable finance, portfolio management, behavioural finance and asset pricing. Her insights and understanding of investor behaviours will be a conference highlight.


Knut N. Kjær

Chairman and Partner at FSN Capital Partners and Executive Chairman at Sector Asset Management

Manager of the Government Pension Fund of Norway from 1997 to 2008; member of the International Advisory Council of the China Investment Corporation and a host of other roles, Mr Kjaer will share his global views and institutional investor perspectives on key market and economic issues.

Martin Habel

Acting Deputy Treasurer, London. Manager, Treasury Client Solutions Africa, Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The IFC is taking an increasingly prominent role in climate finance and green investment. Mr Habel's presentation will focus on opportunities and solutions for mobilising domestic currency capital to address the climate finance gap. 


Morgan Després

Head of Secretariat for the Central Banks Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), Banque de France

The NGFS is a network of 29 central banks helping to strengthen the global response required to the Paris agreement. NGFS is working to enhance the role of the financial system to manage risks and to mobilise capital for green and low carbon investments. Find out more from Mr Després during his conference session


Stephen Nolan

Managing Director of UN Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S)

Founder of Sustainable Nation Ireland and a driving force behind the formation of SIF Ireland, Mr Nolan has a new role at FC4S and will chair a key Conference Roundtable discussing the ambition of the FC4S network of 18 financial centres to accelerate the expansion of green and sustainable finance.


Vincent Gaillard

CFO, Société du Grand Paris

Responsible for the EUR 35 Billion infrastructure project, using a combination of tax and borrowing via an ongoing series of Climate Bonds Certified green bonds funding the Paris rail network upgrade. Vincent Gaillard has a decade long plan to finance Europe's single biggest low carbon infrastructure project. Hear directly from someone at the heart of French developments in green finance.