2nd September: Training Day

2nd September, Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00

Location: Various partner venues in the City of London


Training Day Programme   * Subject to change

Following the success of our Green Bond Boot Camp training all over the world over the last years and responding to the continuous demand, Climate Bonds is currently developing its training programme and from now will dedicate a whole day of the annual conference to training. 

Attending the Conference2020 you will be able to sign up to one of the following training offers:

CBI Green Bond Boot Camp

CBI Deep Dive: Green and sustainable taxonomies and definitions

CBI Deep Dive: The Climate Bonds Standard & Certification Scheme


09:00 – 09:30  Welcome Coffee & Networking

09:30 - 13:00  Theoretical Bloc

13:00 – 14:00  Networking lunch (all training subjects together)

14:00 – 15:30  Exercises & Dynamics

15:30 – 16:00  Tea Break

16:00 – 18:00  External Guests and Q&A



The Green Bond Boot Camp is an intensive training course exclusively designed for the international attendees of the CBI 2020 Annual Conference. It is intended as a comprehensive introduction for professionals who want to benefit from the fast-growing market in Green Bonds. The training is led by a Senior Certification practitioner presenting five modules, case studies, green bond experts' opinions and dynamic exercises.

The Green Bond Boot Camp aims is to prepare the growing number of new and ambitious actors in green bond markets wishing to contribute to scaling up financing of low carbon assets, clean energy, climate-resilient assets and green infrastructure.


The programme includes four learning modules, using case studies and ’Tales from the Trenches’ shared directly from issuers during the day:

  • Green Bond basics, market overview and pricing
  • Labelling, Certification, green definitions and criteria
  • Policy and market development
  • Case studies

Additional Details:

  • The training will accommodate a maximum of 50 participants
  • Each participant is provided with comprehensive course materials which can be annotated during the training and retained for future reference
  • Refreshments throughout the day and lunch are included
  • Laptops will not be used during the training

All training participants will receive a complimentary invitation to the invite-only Climate Bonds Awards (evening 5th May).



Created to go deeper and focus on more complex topics, CBI launches its Deep Dive Training. With specialists in each area, the Climate Bonds Initiative will offer a versatile and suitable offer for the demand, sharing freshly updated information.

CBI Deep Dive: Green and sustainable taxonomies and definitions

There has been much debate about whether green and sustainability definitions are needed to guide the green bond and sustainability bond markets. Opinions are shifting in favour of appropriate classification schemes and taxonomies and we are seeing development in several places.

This course will provide insight into the Climate Bonds’ taxonomy, the EU Sustainability Taxonomy and China’s Green Catalogue, plus emerging developments in other national taxonomies.

CBI Deep Dive: The Climate Bonds Standard & Certification Scheme

The Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme is a labelling scheme for bonds developed by CBI and to date used to certify 15% of green bonds issued globally. Rigorous scientific criteria ensure that it is consistent with the 2 degrees Celsius warming limit in the Paris Agreement. The Scheme is used globally by bond issuers, governments, investors and the financial markets to prioritise investments which genuinely contribute to addressing climate change.

This course will do a full coverage of the Climate Bonds Standard and the journey towards certification and its advantages. This course will be delivered by the Certification team.