eSeminar - CPT Bearing

Green Bonds and Loans – An Introduction for Investors


The development of the green finance market has accelerated exponentially in the last few years since the introduction of the Green Bond Principles in 2014. In 2017, global issuance of green bonds reached more than US$150bln, driven in large part by growth in the Chinse market. The Hong Kong SAR government and regulators have recently lent tremendous support towards Green Finance.


On completing this eSeminar, you will be able to describe some of the questions investors may ask as they consider diversification into green finance.


‧ What exactly are green bonds?
‧ What are the reasons for investors to diversify in green finance?
‧ How do investors evaluate whether a green bond is actually green?
‧ How do the economics and credit of green bonds and loans differ from “vanilla” finance?
‧ Where is the market going in Hong Kong, China, and the rest of Asia?


This eSeminar is targeted to practitioners in the Financial Services industry who would like to understand more Green Finance.


Mushtaq KAPASI
Mushtaq Kapasi is ICMA’s Chief Representative for the Asia-Pacific region. He has been based in Hong Kong since 2002, engaged in senior strategy, capital market and legal roles covering the region at international banks active in Asia. He has worked as a lawyer in debt capital markets and derivatives, a structurer in equities and fixed income, a manager of complex trades with regulatory and accounting considerations, and an adviser to top executives on emerging market strategy. He has also served as a consultant on financial structures of renewable energy projects in frontier markets. He is a member of the New York State Bar, and studied mathematics at the University of Texas and law at Yale University.


SFC:1.00, PWMA:1.00