Course Name

Introduction to Sustainable Finance: Principles and Framework

Schedule

July 15, 2021 - July 24, 2021

Schedule via Zoom:

July 15 & 22 2021

Thursday

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

July 17 & 24, 2021

Saturday

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

Regular Rate:

Php 11,000

Early Eagle Rate:

Php 10,000

Valid Until:

July 01, 2021

Introduction to Sustainable Finance: Principles and Framework

Description

The global issue on climate change has enormously disrupted the way businesses across various industries perform. 

The Paris Agreement is a global response by governments, corporations, financial institutions, regulators, NGOs and even investors and various other stakeholders, to address the imminent threat of climate change.  Together, each stakeholder commits to deliver on actions that would hold the increase in global temperatures, promote resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions, and make finance flows consistent to a path to climate resilient development. 

The Philippines, being one of the signatories, have undertaken a number of institutional and positive changes.  Climate change has translated to more powerful typhoons, unpredictable weather patterns and massive devastation across many parts of the country.

This online program introduces you to the impact of climate change across various business sectors in the Philippines, and how sustainable finance principles and frameworks are changing the way the financial/banking industry, corporate sector and government regulators are collaborating to contribute to this important undertaking.

Who should attend
  • Senior managers looking to have a basic understanding of the Philippines’ efforts towards climate risk mitigation and ESG, particularly on the financial sector

  • Finance professionals from banking and corporations wanting to understand how sustainable finance products can be used as a tool to raise capital 

  • Members of the public sector that find sustainable finance relevant to assist in future legislation / regulation of the industry they are supporting or covering

At the end of the course, you will:

  1. Understand the imminent threats of climate change to the world, and more specifically, in the Philippines;
  2. Appreciate what various Philippine regulators and lawmakers are doing to address climate change;
  3. Learn about the different sustainable finance solutions available and how they can be applied; and
  4. Determine how you and other institutions can participate in the deepening of the sustainable finance market that will help the Philippines’ strategy on climate change.

I. Climate Change Challenge
    A. Paris Agreement
    B. UN Sustainable Development Goals
    C. Philippines Snapshot on Climate Change
    D. Examples of initiatives undertaken by sovereigns

II. Philippines’ Commitment
    A. Climate Change Commission
    B. BSP – Sustainability Finance Framework
    C. SEC – Sustainability Reporting
    D. Amendments to the Agri-Agra Law

III. Sustainability Finance Products
    A. Green / Social / Sustainability Bonds / Loans
    B. Sustainability-linked Bonds / Loans
    C. Green / Social / Sustainability Bonds / Loans Framework
    D. Philippine specific Case Studies
        1. AC Energy Green Bonds
        2. Manila Water Social Bonds
        3. RCBC Sustainability Bonds
        4. BPI COVID-19 CARE Bonds
    E. ESG Investments

IV. Challenges for the Philippines
    A. Limitations as an emerging economy
    B. Regulations
    C. Issuer motivations
    D. Investor preferences

Mr. Jaime Mendejar is Senior Vice President and Head of Financial Institutions Group and Public Sector at HSBC, where he oversees a team that manages relationships with local and foreign banks, insurance companies, brokers, asset managers, multilaterals and the public sector.  Prior to this role, Jaime was Senior Vice President for Debt Capital Markets, also at HSBC, where he had over 13 years of investment banking experience, arranging a wide variety of capital market issuances, some of which have received global and regional awards.  He also teaches Investment Banking as a part time faculty at the Ateneo de Manila University.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Management from Ateneo de Manila University.

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