Transition Bonds: Mobilising capital markets to drive the transition of heavy emitting industries

In this episode, Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds joins Alex to discuss the need for transition bonds to help industries find their route to change.

With the Green Bond market delivering $1tr of investment, what opportunity could a new category of bond bring to companies trying to engineer a transition of hard to abate assets? How can capital markets be mobilised further to drive change in industries that need finance of a scale that matches the Paris agreement ambition?

Repurposing existing investment plans to support climate priorities is going be a key factor in delivering net zero. Could the bond market be a key element of financing decarbonisation at scale? Alex Cameron and Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds, discuss the real need for transition bonds to help challenging industries find their route to change (a route which might not be available through green bonds or more traditional finance). The discussion covers the structure and clarity that will be essential as well as the need for appropriate ambition on the part of the corporates.

This episode is for you if you’re seeking investment that could help deliver decarbonisation in energy and CO2-intensive sectors. It will also appeal to those interested in the progress of the green bond market and who want to understand what other investment routes exist.

Episode Links:

Decarb Connect supports the acceleration of industrial decarbonisation around the globe. We share insights and facilitate collaborations across the emerging decarbonisation ecosystem. We look specifically at the most energy-intensive industrials from cement, metals and mining, glass, ceramics, chemicals, O&G and many more and help connect them to technology disruptors, investors and advisors.

Through the Decarbonisation Leaders Network (DLN), our members (a cross-sector network of those leading decarbonisation in energy-intensive industries) share insights and experiences as they accelerate their Net Zero plans. Check out Decarb Connect’s offerings and learn about the Decarbonisation Leaders Network members, meetups and benefits.

If you enjoyed this conversation, take a look at many more conversations and discussions about industrial decarbonisation taking place across Decarb Connect’s global event series.

Contact us to learn more or to get involved in the podcast series: 

Many thanks to Janno Media for their support and expertise in the edit and production of our series.