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Green Bonds How can we ensure that the high expectations will be met?

Pressmeddelande   •   Maj 22, 2016 17:51 CEST

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Welcome to a seminar where Nordic experts and politicians discuss market trends and current challenges in climate-friendly investment projects and what needs to be done to ensure that green bonds are a safe investment in the environment.

The explosive growth of green bonds in the capital markets is increasingly attracting attention from investors. The bonds are seen as an important factor in accelerating the investments that benefit the environment and reduce global warming. Nordic institutions and climate experts have been the driving force behind the development and interest is growing throughout Europe. To ensure that the positive developments will not turn into disappointment, it is crucial to assure investors that the green bonds really are used to fund projects that benefit the environment.

Join Nordic experts for a lunch-time seminar as they discuss the current state of play and what needs to be done so that investors can be sure that their money really does go to projects that will benefit the environment in the future.

Meet Christopher Flensborg, one of the original architects of the green bonds and Head of Sustainable Products at SEB and Lars Eibeholm, Head of Treasury at the Nordic Investment Bank. Helena Lindahl, manager of SPP’s Green Bond Fund, Penilla Gunther (KD), Nordic Council and Jytte Guteland (S), European Parliament are also taking part in the discussion.

Moderator: Johan Hassel, Global Utmaning

The seminar is a collaboration between the Nordic Council of Ministers' information office in Stockholm, and Global Utmaning (Global Challenge), an independent Swedish think tank.

Date: Wednesday 1 June, 12:00 -13:30 (light lunch will be served at 11:30).

Venue: Fredsgatan 12, 103 26 Stockholm Sweden

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Useful information: The seminar is free of charge, but you must register.

To register, please contact: helena.lagercrantz@nordicwelfare.org

The seminar is part of the European Commission's Green Week initiative 2016.

The Nordic Region in Focus gives a Nordic angle to the national debate. It organises seminars and exhibitions on current political, environmental, business and cultural topics. Our audience is primarily government officials, politicians, journalists and NGOs.

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