Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Bond Investments for Sustainable Development: Can Profit and Impact go together?

28 May 2024. Bond Investments for Sustainable Development: Can Profit and Impact go together?

Event Proceedings Page available here with a list of resources including the recording of the event, concept note, and agenda.

This talk explored how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues create opportunities for international cooperation between the public and private sectors to fund the multi-trillion-dollar investments needed to achieve ESG goals. The event answered the following questions: 
  • What are the differences in terms of risk and performance between ESG and conventional bonds? 
  • What are the pros and cons of current ESG investment strategies such as negative screening and sustainability themed investing? 
  • What are the biggest challenges the ESG bond industry faces today? 
  • How do responsible investors reconcile financial performance and ESG considerations in managing investments?
To learn more about the talk, please visit the event page
  • Event moderator: Gladys H. Morales, Global Head of Innovation, IFAD 
  • Keynote Speech  Gulnara Yunusova, Director & Treasurer, Treasury, IFAD 
Panel Discussion
  • Moderator: Sheila Codamus-Platel, Head - Investment Management, Treasury, IFAD 
  • Anna Hyrske, Senior Financial Officer, Asset Management and Advisory Department, Reserve Advisory and Management Partnership (RAMP), World Bank 
  • Sébastien Lévy, Head of Investment and Treasury, European Stability Mechanism (ESM)
  • Zach Dhruve, Head of Portfolio Management, Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) 
  • Emmi Oikari, Director, Unit for Development Financing and Private Sector Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

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