Green Finance

Events

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Objectives and Approach

The goal of the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Green Finance is to redirect capital flows away from assets that deplete natural capital towards climate- and eco-friendly investments in order to enable the transformation towards low-carbon, resource-efficient, sustainable economies. To achieve this, we work with financial institutions from G20 economies to integrate environmental indicators in lending and investment decisions, product development and risk management.

Jointly with our partners, we develop asset class-specific tools to quantify and assess environmental risks in specific investments and to test for the potential impacts of environmental shocks at the portfolio level. We also support the development of Green Bond Markets in G20 Emerging Economies to increase funding for sustainable investments. Beyond the development of innovative methodologies and financial instruments, we build capacity within financial institutions to better understand, quantify and manage environmental risks and risk exposure as well as to identify eco-friendly investment opportunities.

Work streams

Financial Sector Stability

Events

  • Upcoming: Side Event at the Silk Road Forum on Infrastructure Finance (October 2016, Jakarta)
  • Upcoming: Expert Symposium on Municipal Bonds (August 2016, Kuala Lumpur)
  • Upcoming: Expert Symposium with the European Investment Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, and others (Q2 2016, Mumbai)
  • Side Event at the Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Infrastructure Finance, including the launch of the Peer-Learning Policy Report (3 May 2016, Frankfurt)

News

Objectives and Approach

A stable financial system – inclusive of investors, intermediaries, trading platforms and an institutional infrastructure – that is robust to both exogenous and endogenous shocks plays a critical role in the economy. It enables the financial intermediation process which facilitates the flow of capital between savers and borrowers, thus ensuring that financial resources are allocated efficiently towards promoting economic growth and development.

To strengthen financial sector stability in emerging countries, the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Financial Sector Stability provides a platform for financial market stakeholders from large emerging market economies and Europe to jointly develop solutions for pressing issues on global finance – such as stable capital markets, adequate risk management, sustainable finance, and infrastructure investments. To achieve this, we work with regulators and supervisors, central banks and ministries of finance from leading G20 emerging economies.

Work streams

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