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Transitioning finance: Why issuers will increasingly incorporate ESG and SDG themed bonds and loans to drive down cost of funding

Broadcast on Dec 2, 2020 from Livestream: Bonds & Loans Latin America 2020 - Virtual Conference

Gold Sponsor

Fitch Ratings

Gold Sponsor

HSBC

Gold Sponsor

ING

Gold Sponsor

Mizuho

Gold Sponsor

SMBC

ESG Sponsor

Banco Sabadell

ESG Sponsor

BBVA

ESG Sponsor

Crédit Agricole CIB

Latin America Sponsor

Itau BBA

Silver Sponsor

Cervantes Sainz

Silver Sponsor

Moody's Investors Service

Silver Sponsor

S&P Global Ratings

Silver Sponsor

Vigeo Eiris

Silver Sponsor

Winston & Strawn

Bronze Sponsor

Brigard Urrutia

Bronze Sponsor

Holland and Knight

Bronze Sponsor

PCR Verum

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Santos Neto

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UK Export Finance

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  • USD vs. local currency, green vs. vanilla: How does pricing for a USD denominated green transaction compare to vanilla? How does this change when looking at local currency?
  • E vs. S vs. G: How much importance are issuers placing on each of the three ESG criterion when looking to issue?
  • Bank vs. capital market financing: Where can potential issuers source funding to go green? How does the price of funding compare?
Latin America

Moderator

Francisco Romano

Francisco Romano

Director, Investment Banking

Banco Sabadell

Francisco Romano

Francisco Romano

Director, Investment Banking at Banco Sabadell

Francisco has 20 years of experience in the financial sector, and is currently

Director of Investment Banking at Banco Sabadell. He previously served as

head of “Debt Capital Markets” in Citibanamex originating, structuring and

placing debt for 15 years (2002-2016).

He has participated in transactions of International Bonds, Securities

Certificates, Sustainable Bonds Securities Mezzanine Debt, IPO’s of Bonds

(GDNs, Foreign Issuers, Europesos) as well as at Equity Research at Accival as

head of the Specialized Retail sector for 5 years (1996-2000).

Francisco is an Industrial Engineer from Universidad Iberoamericana, and has

an MBA at ESADE / NYU in Finance; developing his academic knowledge in the

United States, Canada, Spain and Mexico.

Banco Sabadell

Francisco Romano

Speakers

Andrés García

Andrés García

Managing Director, Global Client Coverage Colombia

BBVA

Andrés García

Andrés García

Managing Director, Global Client Coverage Colombia at BBVA

19 years of experience in Financial Markets as well as Corporate and FIG Banking

•Andres leads local coverage team for Corporate, FIG and Financial Sponsor clients

•Andrés joined Corporate Coverage team in BBVA Colombia in 2013 as responsible for relationship with Utilities and Energy clients

•Previously, Andrés headed Sales & Structuring Desk in Global Markets where he was responsible for origination, structuring and execution of derivatives and other global markets products for both corporate and institutional clients in Colombia.

•Holds a Finance and International Relationship degree of Universidad Externado de Colombia and postgraduate studies in Investment Banking (CESA) and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Universidad de Barcelona)

BBVA

Andrés García
Adriana Cruz Felix

Adriana Cruz Felix

Head of Sustainable Finance Research

Vigeo Eiris

Adriana Cruz Felix

Adriana Cruz Felix

Head of Sustainable Finance Research at Vigeo Eiris

Vigeo Eiris

Adriana Cruz Felix
Aaron E. Franklin

Aaron E. Franklin

Executive Director, Head of Sustainable Finance,

SMBC

Aaron E. Franklin

Aaron E. Franklin

Executive Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, at SMBC

Aaron Franklin works with companies to integrate their Environmental Social Governance (ESG) performance and strategy into their financings, including structuring and executing green bonds, sustainability-linked loans and related instruments.

Aaron Franklin has more than five years experience in sustainable finance, previously serving as the Global Coordinator for Sustainable Capital Markets for a major international law firm and subject matter expert for all sustainable financings, and more than 10 years experience in international finance.

Aaron has executed many sustainable finance transactions, including green bonds and loans for clients ranging from some of the largest corporate issuers to diversified high-yield companies as well as the first-ever bond with an interest rate adjustment linked to achieving a sustainability performance target. Aaron publishes frequently on topics related to sustainable finance and has served on the Advisory Council to the Green Bond Principles Executive Committee.

Aaron’s key expertise is in structuring and drafting sustainable finance frameworks; identifying material KPI and setting ambitious sustainability performance targets in sustainability-linked loans, and analysing of industry trends and developments.

Aaron has a B.S. from Cornell University focusing on international development and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Centre.

SMBC

Aaron E. Franklin

With over four centuries of history and rooted in the stability of Japan and growth of Asia, SMBC Group reaches out around the world to provide the advice, connections and support that create value. Our customers in Africa and MENA choose SMBC Group because we offer local knowledge and global expertise.

With one of the most extensive domestic and international branch networks of any Japanese bank, SMBC Group uses the strength of its extensive footprint with powerful capabilities in loan and debt capital markets, project and trade finance, and a wide range of other financial services to deliver customer-focused, integrated solutions.

African & MENA customers benefit from SMBC Group's position as a world leader in loan capital markets bookrunning and arranging of loan facilities, including structuring, pricing, advising, executing and distribution of syndicated loans. A specialist debt capital markets team can provide expert advice and execution in core markets for public and private bond issuance, and offer issuers with guidance through the process from structuring, documentation and legal requirements, to execution of relevant funding solutions and investor relations. Particular focus is dedicated to corporate and structured finance and emerging market benchmark transactions for distribution to an international investor audience.

Alessia Falsarone

Alessia Falsarone

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investing

Pinebridge Investments

Alessia Falsarone

Alessia Falsarone

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investing at Pinebridge Investments

Alessia Falsarone is a Managing Director in the Global Fixed Income team at PineBridge Investments in New York, a private, global asset manager focused on active, high-conviction investing. As Head of Sustainable Investing, she brings an integrated portfolio management lens to the investigation of the Environmental, Social and Governance practices of global organizations that access developed credit markets. Previously, Ms. Falsarone served as Vice President of Global Investments in the office of the CIO at Citigroup, responsible for portfolio allocation of strategic co-investments as well as international client advisory. Ms. Falsarone was also a quantitative strategist on Citigroup's institutional desk in San Francisco. She started her career as an investment banker with Credit Suisse. Ms. Falsarone is a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors, a Standards Advisory Group member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and a member of the UN PRI Advisory Committee on Credit Risk. Ms. Falsarone is an alumna of Stanford University, the MIT Sloan School of Business and the Bocconi University School of Economics.

Pinebridge Investments

Andres Perez

Andres Perez

Head of International Finance

Ministry of Finance, Chile

Andres Perez

Andres Perez

Head of International Finance at Ministry of Finance, Chile

Andrés Pérez is Head of International Finance and Head of Advisors at the Ministry of Finance of Chile. Mr. Pérez previously worked at the Central Bank of Chile, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the World Bank, and the private sector. He has also taught at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile, and has published macro-related research. Mr. Pérez has an MBA, MPP, and a BA in Economics, all from the University of Chicago

Ministry of Finance, Chile