Global Green Bond Trends and Recent Developments in the French Market

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May 23 - Paris

January 2017 marked a significant step toward maturing green bond market when France issued 7 bn EUR sovereign green bond with a robust and forward-looking framework. This was a substantial contribution to overall issuance increase in 2016 to 82 bn USD. Last year saw strong issuance of green bonds related to green buildings, accountable for around 20% of the market. This expanding financing market allows issuers, underwriters, investors and other market participants to cooperate in making positive environmental and social impact.

As French issuers represent market leadership, their contribution accounted for around 10% of issuances in 2016. Join us, GRESB Premier Partner OID, and GRESB Member AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets on 23 May in Paris to learn about green bonds in France, the latest iteration of the GRESB Green Bond Guidelines for the real estate sector with detailed analysis of recent developments, and hear from AXA Investment Managers and others about their experience with green bonds, sustainability, and market developments.

Please note that the GRESB presentation and panel will be in English, while the presentations from AXA Investment Managers and BNP Paribas will be in French.

Resources for GRESB Real Estate Debt

GRESB just published a short guide on how to integrate ESG into your lending practices. It’s called “The ESG Integration Blueprint for Real Estate Lenders” and shows you the five aspects that are key to getting started.

16:30 - Registration

17:00 - Welcome, AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets

17:05 - Introduction to green bonds in France, OID

17:15 - Green bonds, current market trends and future developments, and sustainability in real estate lending, Lise Moret, Head of ESG quantitative solutions, AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets

17:35 - GRESB Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector, Dan Winters, Head of Americas, GRESB

17:50 - ESG in the Real Estate Market, Felipe Gordillo, Senior ESG Analyst, Sustainability Reseach Team, BNP Paribas Investment Partners

18:10 - Panel and Q&A
Moderator: Dan Winters

  • Lise Moret
  • Felipe Gordillo
  • Martins Zurko, Associate, Real Estate Debt, GRESB

18:55 - Closing, GRESB

19:00 - Drinks & Networking


Date & Time

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | Followed by drinks & networking
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CEST


Tour Majunga*
6 Place de la Pyramide
92800 Puteaux

Tour Majunga**
10 Rue Delarivière Lefoullon
92800 Puteaux

*Pedestrian access
**Access by car/taxi

For more information about this event, please contact Sacha van Tuijn at

Tuesday, May 23, 2017