Sustainable finance in Africa: Policies, standards and driving green capital markets

Sustainable finance in Africa: Policies, standards and driving green capital markets

Virtual roundtable      Exclusive to members
  Thu 19 Jan 2023 09:00 - 10:00

Sustainable finance in emerging markets has experienced enormous growth over the past few years. There have been significant developments in ESG policies and frameworks, designed to mobilise capital for sustainability, and an increase in innovative sustainability-themed capital market products and bond issuances. This roundtable, with deputy governors from both the Central Bank of Kenya and Bank of Mauritius, discusses ESG policies that incentivise the development and transparency of sustainable financial markets across Africa. Topics include the integration of global standards, risk frameworks and whether there should be innovation and local consideration in how these are framed and implemented.

09:00-10:00 (London)
04:00-05:00 (New York)
17:00-1800 (Singapore)
12:00-13:00 (Nairobi)
13:00-14:00 (Mauritius)

Hemlata Sadhna Sewraj-Gopal, Second Deputy Governor, Bank of Mauritius
Robert Mudida,  Director, Research Department in the Central Bank of Kenya

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.

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