EU Green Bond Standard and EU Taxonomie

For a future-oriented financial sector, sustainability is a key issue. As part of the measures of the action plan for financing sustainable growth and thus the European Green Deal, the EU Commission presented a proposal for a regulation for European green bonds (EU Green Bond Standard, EUGBS) on July 6, 2021.

The EUGBS joins already internationally recognized green bond standards used in practice (e.g. ICMA Green Bond Principles, Green Bond Initiative, etc.) and goes significantly beyond them with its requirements. The regulatory framework is intended to increase the transparency and uniformity of green bonds and, in particular, to prevent "greenwashing". The label "EU Green Bond" therefore refers to the EU taxonomy for sustainable economic activities. This is intended to make it easier for issuers to demonstrate that the green projects financed by the bond comply with the EU taxonomy. For investors, this should make it easier to assess the sustainability of their investment and thus reduce search costs.

This webinar will provide (1) an overview of green bonds, (2) an insight into the EU Commission's proposed regulation, and (3) an introduction to underlying principles of the EU taxonomy.

Speakers:

  • Ann-Ulrike Henning, Association of German Banks
  • René Lorenz, Association of German Banks

The event is aimed at employees from sales as well as the capital markets, sustainability and legal departments

In order to make the webinar as practical and results-oriented as possible, we ask participants to send us questions in advance.

Please note, webinar language is German. 

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