Leveraging finance, capital and policies for climate action in emerging markets

Leveraging finance, capital and policies for climate action in emerging markets

Virtual panel   Virtual   
  Thu 21 Oct 2021 10:00 - 11:00

As the world shifts to greener, more sustainable economic systems and infrastructures, it is crucial that emerging market financial sectors transition to sustainable finance practices. They need to be supported by developed economies who have built their wealth on carbon-intensive structures. In collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s World Investment Forum, OMFIF is convening a panel discussion on how emerging markets can leverage finance and develop policies to drive climate action while continuing to grow their economies.


Sheila M’Mbijjewe
Deputy Governor
Central Bank of Kenya
Leslie Maasdorp
Vice President and Chief Financial Office
New Development Bank
Marcus Pratsch
Head of Sustainable Bonds and Finance
Danae Kyriakopoulou
Senior Policy Fellow
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
Rodrigo Cubero Brealey
Central Bank of Costa Rica

10:00-11:00 (London)
05:00-06:00 (New York)
17:00-18:00 (Singapore)

This discussion is on the record.

This virtual 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.

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