Global Green Finance Leadership Program
Tuesday, 25 Jun 2019
08:30 – 18:00
GFLP Conference Overview
Tuesday 25 June 2019
Session I: Green/Sustainable Finance Global Initiatives and Partnership
Welcome Remarks by Dr. Ma Jun (Presentation link)
To address environment issues and climate change, many global initiatives and partnerships in relation to green and sustainable finance have been created, including the G20, NGFS, UNEP and SBN, as well as regional/national green finance bodies in the EU and China. This session will invite representatives from these global initiatives and update us on latest international developments on green finance, discuss ways to strengthen international collaboration, and options to support Africa’s green finance development.
Emiola Abass, Regional Sector Lead for Financial Intermediaries, IFC ESG Dept. (Presentation Link)
Mark Halle, Senior Advisor, Financial Centers For Sustainability (Presentation Link)
Sagarika Chatterjee, Director of Climate Change, Principles for Responsible
Investment (Presentation Link)
Session II: African Green Finance Leadership
Many African countries, such as Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana, are also very active in promoting green and sustainable finance. This session will invite representatives from these countries, including from central banks, regulators and market participants, to share their views on how African countries should promote green finance and sustainable development in a more coordinated way, and the feasibility of establishing a common green finance market in Africa.
Session III: Green Bond Market – Relevance to Africa
As one of the fastest growing green financial instruments, the global issuance of green bond has increased by almost 15 times over the past 6 years, where Europe and China are among the largest green bond markets. A green bond market appears also a low-hanging fruit for Africa. This session will invite experts from Europe, China/Hong Kong and African institutions to share their view on the development of green bond market, and explore how African can develop a common green bond market (with unified definitions/taxonomies, disclosure requirements, verification services, and incentives) with international support.
Wednesday 26 June 2019
Session IV: Green Banking: Relevance to Africa
As one of the most important financial instruments for green finance, green lending has played a very important role in many countries in financing the green economy. But in order to scale up green loans, it is important to have definitions and taxonomies on green assets, a process for assessing and managing ESG risks for lending, and disclosure requirements. This session will invite representatives from China, France and Africa to share their experience in green banking,and discuss barriers and options for advancing green banking practices throughout the Africa region.
Dr. Ma Jun, Director of Research Center for Green Finance Development Tsinghua University, Chairman of China Green Finance Committee, (Presentation Link)
Yin Hong,Deputy Dean, Urban Finance Research Institute, ICBC (Presentation Link)
Soraya Sebti, Head of Sustainability, BMCE Bank of Africa, (Presentation Link)
Nigel Beck, Executive & Global Head Environmental and Social Risk and Finance,
Standard Bank Group (Presentation Link)
Louise Gardiner, Africa Coordinator, IFC-SBN (Presentation Link)
Session V: Capacity Building and Partnership for Africa
Many African countries expressed strong interests in developing green and sustainable finance. However, most of them are in need for capacity building at both the policy and product levels. This session will focus on capacity building experiences from across the region, initiatives run by IFC and UNEPFI, and the role that GFLP, SBN and IOs can play in supporting capacity building across the region. Speakers are also invited to share their views on how African countries can work together to building capacity in the region.
Oyungerel Munkhbat, Project and Partnership manager, Mongolia SFA (Presentation Link)
Aigul Kussaliyeva, Green Finance Centre, AIFC Authority, Kazakhstan (Presentation Link)
Pierre Venter, GM, Market Conduct Division, Banking Association of South Africa
Ripert Bossoukpe, Director Listed Companies and Market Development, CREPMF
Moubarak Moukail, Team Lead of Regional Collaboration Center Lome, West Africa Development Bank