Capital markets professionals learn about green bonds


More than 40 representatives of stock exchanges, Vietnam Securities Depository, commercial banks (Vietcombank, Vietinbank, Agribank, HDbank, etc.), securities companies (Techcombank Securities, VNDirect, SSI, VCBS, BSC, etc.) and ‘other financial institutions attended the virtual training event on October 26-27

The program “Green Bond Issuance: A Technical Guide for Professional Bond Market Participants” covered key aspects of the green bond market, including the current state of development of green, social and sustainable bond markets in the region. world and in ASEAN, green taxonomies and green bond issuance and listing processes.

Opening the training, Srinath Komarina, Green Bond Readiness Program Manager at GGGI, highlighted the huge potential that green bonds offer a booming economy like Vietnam to leverage and achieve the net zero climate goal. by 2050, a recent commitment. made by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at COP26.

He praised the commitment made by the Ministry of Finance to develop a strong green bond market in Vietnam and its support for the Vietnam Green Bond Readiness Program implemented by GGGI.

During the training, best practices in creating a green bond framework and post-issue impact reporting were discussed in detail using case studies from different types of issuers. in Southeast Asia and around the world.

Participants carefully distinguished between green bonds and other bond instruments using the product. The new sustainability obligations and their potential relevance to emerging markets were clarified.

The training hosted more than 40 representatives from stock exchanges, Vietnam Securities Depository, commercial banks, brokerage houses and other financial institutions in Vietnam. Photo by GGGI

Participants also shared practical experiences and insights on the challenges of issuing local currency denominated green bonds in ASEAN and Vietnam.

Guest speakers from the Luxembourg Stock Exchange led a parallel session on the issuance and listing of green bonds on international stock exchanges. He provided technical information and advice for the issuance, listing and disclosure of information on green, social and sustainable bonds, and made practical recommendations to present these sustainable finance instruments to investors in international markets. .

This is the second training event under the ongoing capacity building programs developed under the Vietnam Green Bond Readiness Program, a collaborative initiative of GGGI, the Ministry of Finance and the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. .

The GGGI was established as an international intergovernmental organization in 2012 at the Rio + 20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Its vision is “a low-carbon, resilient, high-growth, inclusive and sustainable world” and its mission is “to support members in transforming their economies into an economic model of green growth”.

GGGI does this through technical assistance to: reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement; create green jobs; increase access to sustainable services (such as clean and affordable energy, sustainable waste management); improve air quality; maintain natural capital for an adequate supply of ecosystem services; and improve adaptation to climate change.

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