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Webinar: Sovereign Debt Managers and Investors: Bridging the Gap on ESG

February 25, 2021


  • February 25, 2021 09:00 – 10:30 a.m. EST

    The World Bank plays a leadership role in promoting and financing sustainable development through its innovative bond issuance program, sustainable finance advisory services and debt management advisory work. Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is a United Nations-supported international network of investors working to promote sustainable investment through the incorporation of environmental, social and governance factors into investment decision-making.

    In this webinar, the World Bank and PRI will highlight recommendations in the recently launched World Bank guide for sovereign debt managers (Engaging with Investors on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues) and PRI guide for sovereign debt investors (ESG Engagement for Sovereign Debt Investors), followed by a panel discussion with Heads of Debt Management Offices and investors on their motivations, practical experience, and expectations in engaging on ESG in the sovereign debt space.  

    Opening Remarks:

    Heike Reichelt, Head of Investor Relations & New Products, World Bank Treasury


    Farah Hussain, Senior Financial Officer, World Bank Treasury

    Carmen Nuzzo, Head of Fixed Income, PRI

    Panel Moderator:

    Marcelo Jordan, Senior Environmental, Social& Governance Specialist, World Bank 


    Cesar Arias, Director, Public Credit and National Treasury, Ministry of Finance of Colombia

    Anthony Requin, Chief Executive, Agence France Trésor

    Ole Jorgensen, Director of Research, Global Evolution

    Michel Aubenas, Managing Director, BlackRock

    Closing Remarks:

    Rodrigo Cabral, Senior Financial Officer, World Bank Treasury