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June 15th Webinar Recording – Do Green Bonds Matter?

June 15, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm


Green bonds are one of the hottest options in the fight against climate change, a chance for everyday and institutional investors to match their dollars with their environmental values while getting a return on their investment. At a time when we need a seven-fold increase in climate investment around the world, every funding source has to be mobilized. But the details matter. What defines a green bond? How important are they as a source of climate finance? What difference have they made since they were introduced? How can bond buyers be sure their green investment dollars are going into legitimate climate solutions? Join us at 1 pm ET on Wednesday, June 15 to find out.


Sara Alvarado is Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Finance at Queen’s University. She is former Head of Risk, Canada Infrastructure Bank. Prior to that, she was Senior Officer, Infrastructure New Products & Special Transactions at the European Investment Bank  based in Luxembourg. Before moving to the EU, Sara held positions at Manulife, Sun Life, and Scotia Capital. Sara is current Co-Chair at the World Economic Forum’s Infrastructure 4.0 Initiative. She is Board Member at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She is a CFA charter holder and holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.

Mitchell Beer is Publisher and Managing Editor of The Energy Mix, a news site and e-digest on climate change, energy, and the shift off carbon. He traces his background in renewable energy and energy efficiency to 1977, in climate change to 1997, and delivered a TEDx Ottawa talk in October, 2019 on how to build wider public demand for faster, deeper carbon cuts. A proud moment was building a model wind turbine out of wooden stir sticks with his then-11-year-old daughter, and improv comedy practices are often the best part of his week.