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sean kidney

CEO & Co-Founder, Climate Bonds Initiative

Sean Kidney is CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO working to mobilize debt capital markets for climate solutions. Projects include a green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board and some 200 organizations involved in its development and governance; working with the Chinese central bank on how to grow green bonds in China; an international Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition; market development programs in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Nigeria and East Africa; and a green finance aggregation platform with UNDP. He is a member of the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, co-Chair of the India Green Bonds Council and a member of the Astana International Finance Centre’s Green Advisory Committee. He has previously been a consultant on green bonds to the United Nations Secretary General, a member of the European Commission's High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and the UK Government’s Green Finance Task Force.