KIDNEY Sean

Sean KIDNEY

CEO - Climate Bond Initiative

Biography

Sean Kidney is the 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; developing green securitization as a response to aggregation challenges in emerging markets; working with the Chinese central bank on how to grow green bonds in China; a Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition; and market development programs in India, Brazil, Mexico and East Africa.

Sean has also been a consultant on green bonds to the United Nations Secretary General and was a member of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Expert Committee on Climate Finance.

He was previously an award-winning marketing advisor to a number of the largest Australian pension funds and a social marketer and publisher.