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Multilateral development banks play an important role in helping emerging markets transition to low-carbon economies, writes Roberta Casali, vice president, finance and risk management, Asian Development Bank.
Target-based lending must be used appropriately in Asia’s transition to a more sustainable future, write Andrew Ferguson, chief executive officer, and Juliana Shek, in house counsel, Asia Pacific Loan Market Association.
Careful and categorical mobilisation of finance is needed to transition from the present to the desired future, writes Satoshi Ikeda, chief sustainable finance officer, Financial Services Agency of Japan.
Transition finance can be the engine needed to fuel a net-zero future, write Rachel Hemingway, head of transitions, Gabriela Constantin, industrial transitions programme manager and Oluwatoyin Oyekenu, Agri Foods programme manager, Climate Bonds Initiative.
A coherent and coordinated approach is required to effect a sustainable transition, writes Marcus Pratsch, head of sustainable bonds and finance at DZ BANK AG.
Local context should be taken into consideration but there are challenges for broad adoption, writes Marina Petroleka, global head of research, Sustainable Fitch.
Where there are constraints on public funds, we must prioritise private sector capital for climate finance, write Prasad Ananthakrishnan, chief of climate finance and policy, and Charlotte Gardes-Landolfini, climate change, energy and financial stability expert, International Monetary Fund.
A disorderly transition is still the most likely climate change pathway but there is still time to change this, writes Anna Stupnytska, global macro economist, solutions and multi-asset, Fidelity.
Integrating a credible climate transition plan will enable firms to take ownership of changes to come, write Kate Levick, associate director, sustainable finance, E3G, and Ben Caldecott, director and principal investigator, UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment; co-heads of the Transition Plan Taskforce Secretariat.
Kelvin Lester King Lee, commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission, Philippines, spoke with Edward Maling, research analyst, OMFIF, on unlocking finance for transition.
This roundtable explores the mechanism of debt swaps for climate and nature, challenges and opportunities for public and private sectors as well as what it would mean for the international financial system in the face of the climate crisis and biodiversity loss.
Men’s dominance at the top of central banks and financial institutions is unlikely to change any time soon. OMFIF’s Gender Balance Index 2023, now in its 10th edition, finds that, at the current rate of progress, it will take 140 years to achieve parity between men and women in leadership positions in the industry.
This podcast discusses how the United Nations is working to converge regulatory and policy frameworks to catalyse energy efficiency and security, while scaling clean energy production and increasing decarbonisation.