Green Bonds Symposium

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The State Treasurer's Office is hosting California’s first Green Bonds Symposium with the Milken Institute, a Santa Monica-based public policy think tank that works to increase global prosperity, and Environmental Finance, a London-based publishing company that reports on green finance. The symposium will be held Feb. 27-28, 2018 at the Milken Institute.  The first day of the event will consist of an invitation-only Financial Innovations Lab ® hosted by the Milken Institute.  Day Two will be a seminar-style event, open to all and hosted by Environmental Finance.


Day One - February 27, 2018

Financial Innovations Lab®

The first day of the Symposium will consist of an invitation-only Financial Innovations Lab hosted by the Milken Institute.

The Innovations Lab will bring together researchers, policy makers, and others to generate market-based solutions designed to overcome major challenges to Green Bonds.  With a focus on innovative structures, market function, investor interest, and market standardization issues, the Innovation Lab will address barriers to investment in green bonds in the United States—addressing the five focused areas from the State Treasurer’s report, Growing the U.S. Green Bond Market, Volume 1.

The findings and results of the Day One Financial Innovations Lab will be presented at Day Two of the Symposium and will be the focus of a Volume 2 report to be produced in Spring 2018. 

About the Milken Institute:

The Milken Institute, founded in 1991, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank determined to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs and improve health. Based in Santa Monica, Calif., the institute’s work is guided by the formula developed by its founder and chairman, Michael Milken:

Prosperity equals the effect of financial technology acting to multiply the value of human capital, social capital and real assets. Stable economic growth most often occurs where people have access to education and health care, can participate freely in the political process, and can aspire to property ownership.

The formula is the institute’s understanding of the relationship between finance and a strong society.

To learn more about the Milken Institute, click here.

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