Certified Gender Bonds: What, Why and How?


Certified Gender Bonds: What, Why and How?

15 March 2023


This webinar highlighted the importance of expanding capital market instruments, while keeping the focus on gender equality and international standards. ADB has recently subscribed to the first certified gender bond issuance in Georgia by Crystal, the largest microfinance institution in Georgia. During this webinar, lessons learned from this 1st issuance were shared by speakers from the international standard setting body, the second party opinion provider, the issuer and ADB.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
15 Mar 2023 Certified Gender Bonds: What, Why and How? Moderator Sabine Spohn
15 Mar 2023 Opening Session Opening Remarks Asif Cheema
15 Mar 2023 Presentations Scope ESG Analysis
This presentation gave an overview of scope analysis ofCertified Gender Bonds.
Bernhard Bartels
15 Mar 2023 Presentations Crystal Analysis
This presentation gave an overview of the Crystal analysis ofCertified Gender Bonds.
Ilia Revia
15 Mar 2023 Presentations ICMA Analysis
This presentation gave an analysis of the gender bonds from a ICMA perspective.
Valérie Guillaumin


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