Mainstreaming Sustainable Finance

Date: 18 Apr 2018

This lively roundtable discussion on sustainable finance co-organized by the Institute of International Finance (IIF), the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the Paulson Institute, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the UN Environment Inquiry will take place on Friday April 20 from 12:15 to 5:00 p.m at the Grand Hyatt (1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.).

This informal, invitation-only roundtable will bring together senior policymakers and private financial sector leaders to share perspectives on the rapidly changing landscape for sustainable finance. Sessions will include:

  • The role of sustainable finance in reducing inequality;
  • Sustainable finance in emerging markets; and
  • Investor perspectives—impact investing, integrating ESG strategies and implementation of the recommendations of the Task Force of Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

We are delighted to have Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations and Patrick Njoroge, Governor, Central Bank of Kenya join us as keynote speakers. Our distinguished panelists will include:

  • James Andrus, Investment Manager, CalPERS
  • Stewart James, Managing Director, Group Government Affairs, HSBC
  • Dinah Koehler, Executive Director, Sustainable Investment Research, UBS
  • Catherine Mann, Global Chief Economist, Citi
  • Arunma Oteh, Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank, Treasury
  • Kyung-Ah Park, Managing Director & Head of Environmental Markets, Goldman Sachs
  • Mary Schapiro, Vice Chair, Promontory; former Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Jonathan Taylor, Vice President, European Investment Bank
  • Christian Thimann, Senior Adviser to the AXA Chairman, AXA Group

A summary briefing of the event is available here.