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Sustainable finance roadmaps are an important framework for building sustainable financial markets. The SBFN Roadmap Toolkit merges knowledge from SBFN Members, IFC and World Bank insights, and emerging trends to create a practical guide.

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Watch our members share inspiring insights with the SBFN community on their sustainable finance journey, their key achievements, as well as their vision for the future of the network and sustainable finance in their countries, regions, and globally.

In the latest testimony, Mr Koba Gvenetadze, the outgoing Governor of the National Bank of Georgia shares his organization’s journey in transforming ideas into measurable outcomes, guided by the sustainable finance roadmap and in partnership with SBFN and IFC.

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Mr Koba Gvenetadze, Outgoing Governor, <strong>National Bank of Georgia.</strong>
Mr Koba Gvenetadze, Outgoing Governor, National Bank of Georgia.
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Mr Habil Olaka, CEO, <strong>Kenya Bankers Association (KBA).</strong>
Mr Habil Olaka, CEO, Kenya Bankers Association (KBA).
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Mr Pham Thanh Ha, Deputy Governor, <strong>State Bank of Viet Nam</strong>
Mr Pham Thanh Ha, Deputy Governor, State Bank of Viet Nam
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Mr Juan Carlos Jiménez, General Director, <strong>Mexican Banking Association (ABM)</strong>
Mr Juan Carlos Jiménez, General Director, Mexican Banking Association (ABM)
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Ms Rocío Aguilar Montoya, Superintendent, <strong>General Superintendency of Financial Institutions of Costa Rica (SUGEF)</strong>
Ms Rocío Aguilar Montoya, Superintendent, General Superintendency of Financial Institutions of Costa Rica (SUGEF)
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Ms W A Dilrukshini, Director, Macroprudential Surveillance Department, <strong>Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL)</strong>
Ms W A Dilrukshini, Director, Macroprudential Surveillance Department, Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL)
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Ms Elsie Addo Awadzi, Second Deputy Governor, <strong>Bank of Ghana.</strong>
Ms Elsie Addo Awadzi, Second Deputy Governor, Bank of Ghana.
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The Sustainable Banking and Finance Network (SBFN) is a platform for knowledge sharing and capacity building on sustainable finance for financial sector regulators and industry associations across emerging markets.

Facilitated by IFC as secretariat, and supported by the World Bank Group, SBFN helps mobilize information, resources, and practical support for members to design and implement national initiatives that advance sustainable finance at national, regional, and global levels.

Members are committed to moving their financial sectors towards sustainability, with the twin goals to:

Improve the management of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks – including climate risks – across the financial sector.

Increase capital flows to activities with positive environmental and social impacts, including climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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Featuring H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development; IFC’s Managing Director Makhtar Diop, and 30 distinguished speakers

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What's New

Macedonian Banking Association joins SBFN

Founded in 2018, MBA comprises all banks and savings houses in the country, demonstrating a unified commitment to champion sustainable finance. Notably, MBA has taken significant strides by establishing the Commission for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) to promote sustainable finance in the country.

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Harmonizing Global Green Taxonomies | by Makhtar Diop – Project Syndicate

Makhtar Diop, IFC’s Managing Director, has called for global alignment of sustainable finance taxonomies to direct capital to urgent common goals, such as addressing climate change. He explains that, while each country has its own needs and priorities, policymakers and regulators can identify common design features, align impact metrics and accounting standards, and embrace an “adopt or adapt” approach — borrowing templates or criteria from others and adjusting as needed.

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Association of Banks in Jordan joins SBFN

ABJ is the banking association of Jordan which was established in 1978. As an esteemed member of the Union of Arab Banks, ABJ is dedicated to enhancing the banking industry. The core objectives encompass safeguarding the interests of its members, modernizing banking services, fostering comprehension of banking practices and standards, and maintaining adherence to unified regulations and procedures.

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Members

80 financial sector regulators and industry associations
from 63 countries in emerging markets.

Member-led Research

2021

Global Progress
Report

2020

Necessary
Ambition

2018

Green Bond
Markets Report

The Sustainable Banking and Finance Network

Evidence of Policy Innovations and
Market Actions across 62 Emerging Markets.

The Sustainable Banking and Finance Network (SBFN) is a platform for knowledge sharing and capacity building on sustainable finance for financial sector regulators and industry associations across emerging markets.

Facilitated by IFC as secretariat, and supported by the World Bank Group, SBFN helps mobilize information, resources, and practical support for members to design and implement national initiatives that advance sustainable finance at national, regional, and global levels.

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What's New

Macedonian Banking Association joins SBFN

Founded in 2018, MBA comprises all banks and savings houses in the country, demonstrating a unified commitment to champion sustainable finance. Notably, MBA has taken significant strides by establishing the Commission for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) to promote sustainable finance in the country.

Read More »

Harmonizing Global Green Taxonomies | by Makhtar Diop – Project Syndicate

Makhtar Diop, IFC’s Managing Director, has called for global alignment of sustainable finance taxonomies to direct capital to urgent common goals, such as addressing climate change. He explains that, while each country has its own needs and priorities, policymakers and regulators can identify common design features, align impact metrics and accounting standards, and embrace an “adopt or adapt” approach — borrowing templates or criteria from others and adjusting as needed.

Read More »

Association of Banks in Jordan joins SBFN

ABJ is the banking association of Jordan which was established in 1978. As an esteemed member of the Union of Arab Banks, ABJ is dedicated to enhancing the banking industry. The core objectives encompass safeguarding the interests of its members, modernizing banking services, fostering comprehension of banking practices and standards, and maintaining adherence to unified regulations and procedures.

Read More »

Members

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80 financial sector regulators and industry associations from 63 countries in emerging markets

Member-led Research

2021

Global Progress report

2020

Necessary Ambition

2018

Green Bonds Market Report