Belgium's first Green OLO 

Safe, Liquid & Green by Nature 

25 April 2018

Sustainability College Bruges 

Potterierei 4, B-8000 Bruges 

On February 8, 2018, Belgium's first Green OLO was launched in the presence of the federal ministers for Finance (Johan Van Overtveldt) and Environment (Marie Christine Marghem). It's the result of an excellent collaboration between the Belgian Debt Agency and the Climate Change Unit.

Issuing the Green OLO will serve to catalyze the development of the Belgian Green Bond Market. A Green OLO will contribute to increase the environmental awareness of the general public in Belgium, as well as capital markets participants, such as issuers, investors, underwriters, service providers and market observers. It also aims to be a ground-breaking and innovative transaction providing leadership to the Green Bond market and to contribute to improve the current best practices of this market. 

The Green OLO Framework has been designed according to best market practices and is compliant with the Green Bond Principles. Eligible Green Expenditures (tax, operating and investment expenditures) to which proceeds will be allocated, will contribute to address 3 global environmental challenges (climate change, biodiversity conservation, preservation of natural resources) through the financing of 5 economic sectors (energy efficiency, clean transportation, renewable energy, circular economy, living resources and land use). 

During this seminar, the setup, characteristics and goals of Belgium's first Green OLO will be presented and analysed. 

13.00-13.30h : Registration and coffee/tea

13.30-13.45h : Welcome and introduction, by Dr Kurt Deketelaere, Chairman, Sustainability College Bruges 

13.45-14.45h : Belgium's strategy for climate change, biodiversity conservation, and natural resources preservation - the possible role of financial instruments, by Mr Peter Wittoeck, Head of the Climate Change Section of the ‎Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

14.45-15.00h : Q&A 

15.00-15.15h : Coffee/tea 

15.15-16.15h : The structuring elements of Belgium's first Green OLO : Safe, Liquid and Green by Nature, by Mr Jean Deboutte, Director Strategy, Risk Management & Investor Relations, and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Belgian Debt Agency 

16.15-16.30h : Q&A 

16.30-16.40h : Conclusions, by  Dr Kurt Deketelaere, Chairman, Sustainability College Bruges

16.40-18.00h : Reception and networking 

Participants price : 200 euro (+21% VAT) 

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