The GlobalCapital Sustainable & Responsible Capital Markets Forum

Joop Hessels

Head of Green Bonds


Joop Hessels is the head of green bonds at ABN AMRO. He has been fully focussed on Green, Social and Sustainability bond structuring and advisory since 2014. He structured and arranged ABN AMRO's award winning green bond programme and supports the further development of the sustainable markets via the development of the world’s first sustainable shipping loan for Anthony Veder and CBI certified OVG green real estate loan. He is supporting several FIG and corporate issuers like DKB, Berlin Hyp, SEB and TenneT as a green bond advisor. Joop is a founding member of the GRESB green bond working group and is representing ABN AMRO as a member of the Green Bond Principles. He is an active member of the Energy Efficient Mortgage Action Plan and the European Green securities steering committee. Before shifting his focus to sustainable finance, Joop worked for many years in FIG DCM origination at ABN AMRO and ING. He holds a masters of business administration from the University of Groningen and attended the Prince of Wales Business and Sustainability Programme of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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Tue 05 Sep 2017