Online Course – Introduction to Sustainable Finance – School of American Law (SAL) Ukraine – April 24-25, 2021

On April 24-25, 2021 Geoffrey Mazullo, Adjunct Professor, School of American Law (SAL) conducted a two-day online course “Introduction to Sustainable Finance” as part of the School of American Law (SAL) Ukraine.  The SAL Ukraine is a joint program of Chicago-Kent College of Law and Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine.

Nine upper-class students of law and recent graduates participated in the course.

The course covered the following topics:

  • Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets;
  • Sustainable Finance Legislation in European Countries and the European Union (EU);
  • Best Practice and Case Studies in Sustainable Finance in Belgium and The Netherlands;
  • Sustainable Finance in Practice:  ESG Indicators; and
  • Assessing and Mapping ESG Risk.

Students worked on case studies about an Indian company, sustainable finance strategies implemented by Belgian financial institutions and ESG key performance indicator (KPI) risk mapping for a hypothetical company.


“Emerging Market Green Debt Sales to Soar Past $100 Billion” – Bloomberg – April 19, 2021

On April 19, 2021 Bloomberg covered a report published by The World Bank and European asset manager Amundi SA that predicts that emerging market green bond issuance “will more than double by 2023 to exceed $100 billion.”

“The World Bank’s International Finance Corp. and European asset manager Amundi SA, who together created the world’s largest green bond fund targeting emerging markets, predict sales will rise rapidly from the $40 billion seen in 2020. Issuers will be spurred on by the prospect of cheaper borrowing costs for such debt, they said in a report published Monday.”

You may read the article on the Bloomberg internet site.

You may read the Emerging Markets Green Bonds – Report 2020 on the research page  Amundi SA internet site.