Masterclass in Transition Finance and Sustainability-Linked Instruments
To deliver the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the UN SDGs, it is necessary that finance and financial services be provided to support, enable, and encourage companies, countries, and individuals to transition toward those objectives. Transition finance is the overarching framework for enabling finance for this transition. Given the crucial role of the public sector in providing the enabling environment for this transition, the Masterclass will provide public servants and third sector representatives with a foundational understanding of transition finance. The Masterclass will provide participants with an understanding of key concepts, new asset classes, market insights, and topics to effectively navigate developments throughout this emerging field and discover and mobilise levers of change.
- Session one, transition finance - Wednesday 1 May- 16.00 – 17.30
- Session two, sustainable-linked bonds and loans - Wednesday 8 May - 12.00-13.30
- Session three, stakeholders, incentives, metrics and targets - Wednesday 15 May - 12.00-13.30
By the end of this Masterclass participants will be able to:
- Understand the purpose of transition finance and the emergent financial products and services supporting counterparties, such as companies, sovereigns, and individuals, realise alignment with environmental and social sustainability.
- Analyse the role of the public sector in adopting and promoting transition financing instruments and how they are shaped by public policy. They will also compare the motivations of market participants internationally and investigate what has or has not worked.
- Assess how and why sustainability-linked financing products are evolving in different jurisdictions and examine the challenges and opportunities this creates.
- Understand how transition finance could improve the credibility of net-zero commitments and transition plans.
- Introduction to course
- Sustainability transition and transition finance
- Transition risks and opportunities in the financial system
- Transition finance and its relation with corporate sustainability performance
- Transition finance frameworks
- Financial products and regulations
- Case studies
- Fundamentals of sustainability-linked bonds and loans
- Landscape of the market
- Sustainability-linked financing frameworks and transition plans
- Performance so far, including challenges and risks
- Case studies: sovereign sustainability-linked bonds
- Stakeholders: capital providers and counterparties – issuers, investors, banks, NGOs
- Incentive structures: financial, regulatory, managerial, and reputational
- Key performance indicators and targets: setting KPIs and MRV
- Case studies
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