For decades, developing and emerging economies have relied on traditional financing solutions intermediated by commercial banks with limited capital market activity. A vital challenge for these countries is how to mobilise more finance to help accelerate their development and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This event comes at a critical juncture as developed economies begin to tighten their monetary policies and geopolitical tensions increase dramatically, raising new questions on how sustainable capital market ambitions could be achieved going forward.
The current turbulent environment in Europe has also highlighted the importance of energy security and the pressing need to fast-track decarbonisation efforts. In this panel, we will explore how emerging economies can achieve significant breakthroughs by mobilising cross-border finance focused on sustainable and inclusive solutions. In particular, we will discuss the growth of blended finance and impact investment flows and their role in building up the stock of assets in emerging market economies with the aim of achieving sustainable development impact.
At the heart of the EBRD’s mandate lies a focus on environmentally sound investment and sustainable development, and the Bank is determined to promote Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) through a unique combination of policy dialogue, investments, and private sector focus. The panel will also explore how various parties -- the emerging countries’ authorities, advanced economies’ governments interested in supporting sustainable development, impact investors and IFIs - could work together to support the much-needed quantum leap in finance.
Andre Kuusvek - President & CEO, Nordic Investment Bank
Alex Pivovarsky - Director, Capital Markets Development, EBRD
Katarína Mathernová - Deputy Director General, European Commission
Katie Martin - Markets Editor, Financial Times
Liz Bronder - Managing Director, Head of Development, Finance Advisory, Global Sustainable Finance Group (GSF)
Alice Usanase - Vice President & Acting Head of Country Relations, Africa Finance Corporation
French Simultaneous Interpretation is available for this event through the Interactio app. View the 'Attachments' tab above for details on how to access it. Event code: AM2022