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, 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.

This session will gather central banks, investors, regulators and experts from around the world to discuss their role in emerging markets leveraging finance, capital and developing policies for climate action. Key points of discussion will include the risks of transition, infrastructure developments, scaling capital and asset allocation, as well as the latest developments in sustainable bonds and loans.

Sheila M’Mbijjewe, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Kenya
Leslie Maasdorp, Vice President and Chief Financial Office, New Development Bank
Ahmed Saeed, Vice President, Asian Development Bank
Marcus Pratsch, Head of Sustainable Bonds & Finance, DZ Bank Rodrigo
Cubero Brealey, President, Central Bank of Costa Rica

Moderated by: Danae Kyriakopoulou, Senior Policy Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics

Recorded on 21/10/2021

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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