Investors are increasingly managing their assets according to sustainability benchmarks, and allocating capital directly to sustainability-related financial instruments such as green bonds and loans; both can potentially impact corporate cost of capital.

This webinar will look at:

  • How can companies best match up to the requirements of ESG indices, and what’s the business argument for doing so?
  • What are the different dedicated sustainable financial instruments/products that investors are allocating capital towards and why? How easy/difficult is it to access this capital, and who is doing it well?
  • What hoops do companies need to jump through?
  • What internal and external resources are needed?
  • What is the process for reporting and assurance for green bonds, social bonds and sustainability linked loans?


Dr Roland Mees, Director ING Wholesale Banking/Sustainable Finance

Roland is the architect, initiator and sales director for sustainability-linked loans. He holds Master’s degrees in mathematics from Utrecht University and business administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Roland has a PhD in practical philosophy and ethics. Published work includes his book “Sustainable Action and Motivation, Pathways for Individuals, Institutions and Humanity”.

Heather Lang, Executive Director, Sustainable Finance Solutions, Research Products

As head of Sustainable Finance Solutions at Sustainalytics, Heather Lang and her fast-growing team collaborate with leading global underwriters, lending institutions and issuers to allocate capital towards sustainability performance through innovative financing instruments. Heather has held director positions on the ESG research, institutional relations and client advisory teams across multiple regions.

Eugenia Onuschenko, Director, Corporate Finance – Polymetal International plc

Eugenia Joined Polymetal in 2008 as Head of Bank Financing. She later served as the Head of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations. Prior to joining Polymetal she held several roles at Ernst & Young in transaction advisory services. Eugenia is a graduate of St. Petersburg State University in Economics and Finance. She has Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from Grenoble University Pierre-Mendes, France.


Helen Wood-Gush, Senior ESG Consultant, Responsible Investor

Helen has 15 years’ experience in sustainability, finance and investor relations. She has worked at Antofagasta plc, BG Group plc, Pearson plc, Kingfisher plc. Helen holds a postgraduate certificate (MA level) from the University of Cambridge in Sustainability Business Leadership and BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from the University of Leeds.

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