AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


Sustainable Bond Issuance for a Just Transition

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)



Date & time

(GMT +7)

27 October 2021



27 October 2021


About this event

This event aims to provide market players in Thailand and ASEAN region with information on the different sustainable bond types and standards, as well as summary guidance on the process to issue such bonds. 

In recognition of the fact that sustainable bonds can drive both enhanced climate as well as social/gender equality related impacts necessary for a Just Transition, the event will focus on why and how gender considerations can be mainstreamed across all newly issued sustainable bonds, irrespective of their thematic focus. The event includes real life international case studies presented by issuers of sustainable bonds that have internationally integrated social/gender targets alongside other sustainable objectives.

The welcome address for this event will be graced by H.E. Mr Mark Gooding Obe, British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, Ruenvadee Suwanmongkol, Secretary-General of Thai Securities and Exchange Commission Thailand, and Naina Batra, CEO, AVPN.

Speakers for the session will include Russel Marsh, Director, EY and Green Finance Lead, ASEAN Low Carbon Energy Programme, Smita Biswas, Gender and Inclusion Lead, ASEAN Low Carbon Energy Programme, and David Uzsoki, Sustainable Finance Lead, IISD


  • The Sustainable Bond Issuance Guide for Thailand promotes the development of capital markets as a funding source for sustainable development and to build understanding of the process of issuing sustainable instruments such as green bonds, social bonds, sustainable bonds, sustainability-linked bonds and transition bonds.
  • Gender and inclusion considerations are increasingly being looked at by investors and corporates as part of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations. Uniquely, this Thai Guide intentionally addresses how gender & inclusion considerations can be part of the sustainable bond issuance, irrespective of the thematic focus of the bond, to support a Just Transition.
  • The ASEAN Low Carbon Energy Programme (LCEP) supported the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the development of the Sustainable Bond Issuance Guide.
  • The UK FCDO funded ASEAN LCEP is a £15m aid programme of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s prosperity programming. In close collaboration with local and international entities from both the public and private sectors, the programme will help ASEAN harness the benefits from the deployment of low carbon energy by leveraging the UK’s extensive and proven expertise in green finance and energy efficiency.


  • Welcome Address
  • Purpose & Overview of the sustainable bond issuance process in Thailand
  • Why sustainable bond should intentionally drive both climate and gender impacts for a Just Transition
  • How to integrate gender & inclusion with sustainable bond issuances for a Just Transition
  • Case Studies



*Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (“AVPN”) is a non-profit registered charity in Singapore dedicated to the power of networks to mobilise capital for impact. Our signature events are intended to be neutral, non-political and non-partisan platforms for AVPN members, partners and other stakeholders to connect and share best practices, experiences and knowledge within the network for the development of an impactful social investment community. Participants should refer to the information provided prior to each session about the session’s speakers, objectives and topic, including the audience profile who are expected to attend, where applicable. Information shared by the speakers at AVPN events and conferences is provided by third-parties, and does not represent the views of AVPN on any matter. AVPN does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information and is not liable nor responsible for reliance anyone may place on such information, participants should consume this information at their own risk. AVPN reserves the right to edit, cut down and adapt the content and materials at these activities to align with the stated agenda or purpose of the AVPN events or conferences. Any information or materials provided at these activities are only for information and knowledge sharing within the stated agenda or purpose and does not in any way constitute tax, legal, financial or investment advice, nor do they constitute offers, solicitations, or recommendations for any investment activity.

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