IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2015: Roundtable participants
Standard Chartered Bank
Rahul Sheth is an executive director in Standard Chartered’s capital solutions team, responsible for structuring hybrid capital transactions for financial and corporate issuers. He also champions the green bonds effort within the bank’s DCM franchise. He joined Standard Chartered in 2010 from Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s structured solutions group in Australia and, prior to that, worked in the DCM team at Citigroup. He is based in Singapore.
Climate Bonds Initiative
Sean Kidney is CEO and co-founder of the Climate Bonds Initiative, a non-government organisation working to mobilise the capital markets for climate solutions. He works closely with investors managing US$34trn, and regularly consults on government-led initiatives, including the People’s Bank of China’s Green Task Force and the European Commission’s Directorate-General of Climate Change. The CBI aims to develop a liquid Green bond market to help fund climate-resilient projects.
Madhur Agarwal is head of debt capital markets for India at JP Morgan, based in Mumbai. He joined JP Morgan in 2009 after two years in loan syndication at Credit Suisse, and earlier spent seven years at ICICI Bank, four of which were in Singapore. JP Morgan is one of the co-authors of the Green Bond Principles, and was also joint bookrunner on India’s first international Green bond for Export-Import Bank of India in March 2015.
Sabita Prakash is head of business development and investor relations at ADM Capital. Prior to joining, she spent 10 years at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, including six as head of Asian fixed income. She began her career in fixed income in 1993 as a rating analyst at Crisil India, and has worked in credit research at Standard & Poor’s, JP Morgan and HSBC.
ADM is committed to responsible investing, and supports green initiatives across Asia through the ADM Capital Foundation.
Ludovic D’Otreppe is manager of international business development at Vigeo, a European corporate social responsibility rating agency. He joined Vigeo in April 2013 after seven years as a consultant at Arthur D Little and is based in Brussels, Belgium. Vigeo assesses listed companies on non-financial performance, and supports the Green bond market as a provider of independent, second-party opinions. It helps issuers identify eligible projects and confirms whether the bonds conform to the Green Bond Principles.
International Finance Corp
Philippe Ahoua is head of Treasury Client Solutions for the Asia Pacific region at the IFC, the private-sector lending arm of the World Bank. He joined the IFC in 1995 in the Treasury department, and earlier worked at Bank of America in Washington DC and E.D & F Mann Group in London.
IFC is one of the world’s largest issuers of Green bonds, and also works to stimulate the market through capacity building around issuing and the usage of proceeds. He is based in Singapore.
International Capital Markets Association
Mushtaq Kapasi is chief representative for Asia Pacific at the International Capital Market Association, a trade association that promotes standards and conventions for the international debt markets. He joined ICMA in 2013, having worked as a banker, lawyer, and management consultant at UBS, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Allen & Overy, and McKinsey.
ICMA acts as secretariat for the Green Bond Principles.
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