According to a recent report from McKinsey, we'll need about $9 trillion a year for our economies to transition to low carbon by 2050 from about $6 trillion today. How are we going to fund that financing gap? Is the recent growth of sustainability-linked bond instruments or other thematic bond instruments of any help?
Sustainability-linked bonds have grown significantly, though from a low base, since the beginning of the year. In Q1 2022, about $21 billion has been issued compared to $11bn in the same period last year. Interestingly most of the issuance volume has come from some of the hard to abate sectors like utilities and industrials sectors, which are responsible for 40% and 29% of GHG emissions.
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Nazmeera Moola, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ninety One
Nazmeera is Chief Sustainability Officer at Ninety One. In this role, she oversees Ninety One’s firm-wide initiatives, including investment integration, the development of sustainable strategies and their advocacy work. Prior to this she was Head of SA Investments, where she worked across their public and private strategies in Africa. Before that she was co-Head of SA & Africa fixed income.
Nazmeera has covered the macro-economy in South Africa and other emerging markets since 2000. She is passionate about making financial markets work to support development.
John Ploeg, CFA, Principle and Co-Head of ESG Research, PGIM Fixed Income
John is a Principle and Co-Head of ESG Research for PGIM Fixed Income. John is responsible for the strategic integration of ESG research across all elements of the firm, including investment decision-making, and internal and external education and engagement. He also serves as a member of the ESG Policy and ESG Ratings Sub-Committees.
Prior to joining the ESG team, John graduated summa cum laude from Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs, where he received a masters in environmental policy. Previously, John was head of the firm’s European CLO product management team, where he was responsible for all business aspects of the firm’s European CLO platform.
John received a dual BA degree in computer science and economics from Brown University in 2007, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Charly Bastard, Analyst, Climate Risk and Issues, CDPQ
Charly Bastard is an Analyst, Climate Risk and Issues at CDPQ and holds a business degree in economics and a specialised higher education diploma in sustainable development management.
As part of his duties at CDPQ, Charly contributes to the work of the climate risk and issues team, which integrates the climate factor into all decision-making, supports the organisation with expertise related to the energy transition and physical risks, engage portfolio companies and be an active member of high impact initiatives.
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