Blockchain and the future of ESG investing
The environmental, social and governance finance movement has been perhaps the single most important new development in capital markets over the last 10 years. Blockchain, if it fulfils its promise, may be the most important development of the next 10. OMFIF, in collaboration with EY, convenes a roundtable to discuss the application of blockchain technology to the green and social bond markets. As regulatory pressures mount on investors to disclose the environmental impact of their portfolios, that pressure is transferred to issuers via excess demand for ESG-labelled products. In response, issuers must develop the capacity to track the way their money is spent.
This roundtable examines these forces, highlighting the difficulties issuers face in providing investors with accurate use-of-proceeds data and the challenges that investors face in aggregating data from a range of issuers in a variety of formats. It also discusses the impact a blockchain-based finance management architecture might have on solving these problems.
17:00- 19:00 (Washington, D.C.)
- Mark MacDonald, Partner & Global Lead for Public Financial Management, EY
- David Abensur, Senior Funding Officer, Inter-American Development Bank
- Robert Judson, Managing Director, EY
- Elena Loukoianova, Deputy Unit Chief, Climate Finance Policy Unit, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund
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This meeting will be conducted under the OMFIF Rules.
This discussion is part of the OMFIF Sustainable Policy Institute. The SPI is a high level community which brings together central banks, sovereign funds, public pension funds, and their counterparts in asset management, banking and professional services to explore policy, regulatory and investment challenges posed by environmental, social and governance themes. See more information on OMFIF’s SPI here.
This discussion is part of the OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute. The OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute is a high-level forum which convenes key policy-makers, technology experts, investors and regulators to explore the challenges, opportunities and implications of digital finance in the 2020s. See more information on OMFIF’s DMI here. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly for membership details or register your interest below and we’ll be in touch.
Registration below is for physical attendance in Washington.