Deep-dive 2: What do Asian companies and investors need to consider before joining the bandwagon of the green bonds market?

A session by Juliette Macresy, Beroz Nikmal Mirdin, Barbara Oldani and Dominic Webb
VE, part of Moody’s ESG Solutions, IPMUDA Berhad | Telekosang Hydro, Emerging Markets Investors Alliance and Responsible Investor

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  • Are Asian issuers up to speed in providing adequate information on their long-term sustainability strategies and use of proceeds for funds generated through green bond issuance? How do banks, managers and rating agencies address the challenges?
  • What do investors need to look out for when buying, trading or holding green fixed income assets across Asia? How might that be affected by efforts to fully define ‘greenness’?
  • From ‘green’, ‘social’, and ‘sustainability’ to ‘carbon neutral’ bonds: what are the pros and cons of the bond labels?


  • Barbara Oldani, Director, Public Sector Program, Emerging Markets Investors Alliance
  • Juliette Macresy, Executive Director – Issuer Business, VE, part of Moody’s ESG Solutions
  • Beroz Nikmal Mirdin, Executive Chairman, IPMUDA Berhad, and Chief Executive Officer of Telekosang Hydro
  • Moderator: Dominic Webb, Reporter, Responsible Investor


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