Sean Kidney

CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative

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; 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. Sean was previously marketing advisor to a number of the largest Australian pension funds.