Join us in this webinar to discuss the importance of expanding capital market instruments, while keeping the focus on gender equality and international standards. ADB has recently subscribed to the first certified gender bond issuance in Georgia by Crystal, the largest microfinance institution in Georgia. During our webinar, we will share lessons learned from this 1st issuance by hearing from the international standard setting body and views from the second party opinion provider, the issuer and ADB.

Target participants

  • Financial institutions
  • Capital market stakeholders
  • Impact investors

Resource speakers

  • Asif S. Cheema, Director, Private Sector Financial Institutions Division, ADB
  • Valérie Guillaumin, Director, Sustainable Finance, International Capital Market Association
  • Bernhard Bartels, Group Managing Director, ESG Analysis, Scope Group
  • Ilia Revia, Chief Executive Officer, JSC MFO Crystal
  • Gema Perez, Unit Head, Private Sector Financial Institutions Division, ADB
  • Sabine Spohn, WFX Lead, Private Sector Financial Institutions Division, ADB

How to register


Attendance is free for this online event.

Event organizers / partners

ADB's Women's Finance Exchange

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