Sean Kidney

CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Finance, ESG and Sustainability
Energy, Policy
Sean Kidney


Sean Kidney is CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO working to mobilize global capital for climate action. He oversees green bond development programs on six continents, now with an estimate US$2.5tn outstanding. Projects include market definition (taxonomies; data provision to green bond indeces and investors; green bond certification); market development programs on six continents; and government support projects. Sean is a member of the EU's Platform on Sustainable Finance, the Monetary Authority of Singapore's Sustainable Finance Advisory Panel, sovereign green bond advisory committees in France and the UK, the Finance Industry Advisory Board of the International Energy Agency and is a Professor in Practice at SOAS University of London.