GRESB/GBCA Webinar: Green Bonds - Financing a Sustainable Future

GRESB’s Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector address the need for sector-specific guidance, detailing how the

The green bond market has experienced steady growth since 2011 and new trends are emerging. Green property bonds are an important part of the emerging green bonds market, and they provide targeted resource for efforts to improve environmental, social, or governance performance. GRESB’s Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector address the need for sector-specific guidance, detailing how the Green Bond Principles may be applied to property investment and providing practical metrics that can be used to identify eligible green real estate projects and report outcomes to investors.

GRESB and the Green Building Council of Australia will co-host a webinar to introduce the Green Bond Guidelines and discuss the state of the green property bonds market with experts from Stockland and HSBC. The webinar is on October 6 at 7 am CET and it's free of charge!

Webinar: Green Bonds - Financing a Sustainable Future

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

GRESB is pleased to invite you to a special webinar co-organized and hosted with the Green Building Council of Australia. The webinar will introduce GRESB’s Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector and provide insights from experienced players in the emerging green bond market.

The number of green bonds issued globally tripled to $36.6 billion in 2014, with growth expected to reach $100 billion by the end of 2015. This new source of financing allows issuers to diversify their investor base and direct proceeds to projects that improve environmental, social, or governance (ESG) performance.

Date and Time

Tuesday, 6 October, 2015

7:00 am - 8:00 am CET/4:00pm - 5:00pm AEST

Register now.

Program

  • Introduction - Green Building Council of Australia
  • Market overview - Sara Anzinger, Manager Real Estate Debt & Fixed Income, GRESB

Get a summary of the green bonds market from the leaders in sustainability reporting, then delve into the newly released Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector, to see how the Green Bond Principles relate specifically to the real estate and construction sector.

  • Issuer perspective - Tiernan O’Rourke, Chief Financial Officer, Stockland

In 2014, Stockland became the first Australian company to enter the market with the release of a €300 million green bond. Nearly a year on, we check in to find out what this green bond has allowed them to achieve and any lessons learned in the process.

  • Underwriter perspective - Violeta Jovanoska, Associate Director, Debt Capital Markets, HSBC Bank Australia

Get an insight from HSBC, the company which underwrote the sale of Stockland’s green bond, into the amount of interest in the market and the potential of green bond sales in Australia.