Managing Director, Debt Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Suzanne Buchta is a Managing Director in Debt Capital Markets and a 14-year veteran of the firm. As Global Co-Head of Green Bonds and Market Linked Notes, Suzanne's team works across industry lines to advise Capital Markets clients on these types of product specific financings.
Suzanne has been active in advising issuers and consulting investors on Green Bonds since 2010. Her team brought the first retail Green Bonds in 2011, held extensive dialogues with Green Bonds investors around the globe, and helped to originate and place key Green Bond issuances.
Suzanne co-authored, with Mike Eckhart at Citibank, a White Paper on the Framework for Green Bonds, published in September 2013. This paper has formed the basis for the “Green Bond Principles” published on January 13, 2014 and expected to become a market standard guidance paper for transparency and disclosure.
Suzanne is currently a member of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s SE4All Finance Committee working group. She and her team have attended and spoken at various conferences on the topics of environmental finance and Green Bonds.
She holds a Masters in Mathematics from UNC Chapel Hill, a Fulbright Fellowship from Melbourne University and a BA from College of the Holy Cross.