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World Bank Seminar Green Bonds―New Instruments to Support Climate-friendly Projects
October 28, 2014Tokyo


World Bank Tokyo Office and Japan Securities Dealers Association
As a pioneer in green bonds, World Bank Treasury’s Director will explain the achievements and challenges to date.

Climate change is a fundamental threat to sustainable development and the fight against poverty.  The World Bank Group has been issuing green bonds in order to raise funds to support the climate-friendly projects such as renewable energy installations and energy-efficiency projects.  

Since its first issuance in 2008, the World Bank is one of the world’s largest issuers of green bonds.  To date, the World Bank Treasury has raised over $6.3 billion with green bonds.

As a pioneer in the field of green bonds, the World Bank Treasury’s Director Doris Herrera-Pol, Global Head of the Capital Markets, will explain the achievements and challenges to date.  We hope this seminar will help expanding the green bonds market to raise the much-needed finance for sustainable growth. This seminar is organized by the World Bank Tokyo Office with the supported by Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA).  We look forward to welcoming you.

Speaker

Presentation Material (PDF)

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Doris Herrera-Pol

Director/Global Head of Capital Markets        

Since joining the Bank in 1986, Ms. Herrera-Pol has held various managerial positions including the Head of Capital Markets Operations in Treasury's Capital Markets Department (CMD),  responsible for managing IBRD's annual funding program in global capital and derivatives markets. It also carries out the financing program of the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm).

Commentators

Mr. Takejiro Sueyoshi, Special Advisor to UNEP FI 
Presentation Material (PDF, Japanese)

Mr. Tetsuji Ida, Senior Staff Writer, Environment, Energy and Development, Science News Desk, Kyodo News
Presentation Material (PDF)

Moderator

Mr. Yoshio Okubo, Vice-Chairman, Japan Securities Dealers Association

 

Event details
  • Date / Time: 
    Tuesday, October 28
    5:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Venue: 
    The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center
    10F, Fukoku Seimei Bld. 2-2-2Uchisaiwai-cho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    Subway Toei Mita Line Uchisaiwaicho Station, Exit A6
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  • Language: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Admission fee: Free
  • Inquiries: 
    World Bank Tokyo Office
    Email: ptokyo@worldbankgroup.org
    Phone: 03-3597-6650
  • Registration: 
    Online registration is now closed.