IKI MI Webinar: A Roadmap to Green Bonds Readiness



In this webinar, two experts from Climate Bonds Initiative, Rob Fowler and Olumide Lala, gave a virtual demonstration of the roadmap to green bond issuance and provided practical insights into the mechanism. The webinar aimed to give participants a stronger understanding of green bonds and how they can be used to finance climate-aligned infrastructure development and projects.


This webinar is part of a series covering the project funded by the German Government under the International Climate Initiative (IKI) entitled: Mobilising Investment for NDC Implementation.


Download the webinar presentation slides. For more information on green bonds and their role in mobilising capital for climate change action, see the Green Bond Roadmap.


The webinar recording is now publicly available on the SouthSouthNorth YouTube Channel.


Watch the webinar here:





Alexia Kelly – Co-Chair, LEDS GP Financing Working Group; and CEO, Electric Capital Management (USA)




Rob Fowler is an expert advisor in green investments and sustainable finance. He has over 17 years of experience in this emerging sector and is seen as a global authority on key topics including green bonds, carbon markets, climate finance and sustainable development. Currently, Rob is leading Training & Advisory with the Climate Bonds Initiative, where he works in the global debt capital markets. His role is to build the human capital required to accelerate the growth of the green bond and green loan markets on the global stage. Rob regularly holds training sessions for bond issuers, underwriters, arranging banks, verifiers, regulators and policy makers to educate the market and build the local communities of green bond advocates. Over the last five years Rob has played a major role in the development and roll out of the Climate Bonds Standard & Certification Scheme, the international best practice approach for labelling bonds, loans and sukuk.

Olumide Lala
 is the Africa Programme Manager at the Climate Bonds Initiative. He is responsible for driving the development of green bond markets in Africa, with a particular focus on managing partnership programmes, policy advisory and market structure. Before joining Climate Bonds Initiative, Olumide Lala worked at the Nigerian Stock Exchange as Head of Transformation and Change, prior to which he held various senior capital market roles in the UK working at a number of international organisations. Olumide comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in Product Development, Governance & Risk Management, Business Process Re-engineering and Stakeholder Management within the Nigerian Capital Market. He is a senior Change and Programme Manager with over 25 years of industry experience in capital markets and IT/business consulting. Olumide is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN) and member of the Institute of Directors (IoD), Nigeria.