Accelerating Sustainable Finance Together

Evidence of Policy Innovations and Market Actions across 43 Emerging Markets

The Sustainable Banking and Finance Network

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.

Members represent 68 institutions from 45 countries and $43 trillion, or 86 percent of the total banking assets in emerging markets.

On The Radar

Knowledge Hub and Resources

The extensive collection of resources relating to
sustainable finance in Emerging markets

Membership

68 financial sector regulators and industry associations
from 45 countries in emerging markets.

SBFN Flagship Publications

2019

Global Progress
Report

2020

Necessary
Ambition

2021

Global Progress
Report

The Sustainable Banking and Finance Network

The Sustainable Banking and Finance Network (SBFN) is a unique, voluntary community of financial sector regulatory agencies and banking associations from emerging markets committed to advancing sustainable finance in line with international good practice. 

The 45 member countries represent US$43 trillion (86 percent) of the total banking assets in emerging markets.

On The Radar

Knowledge Hub
and Resources
The extensive collection of resources
relating to sustainable finance
in Emerging markets

Membership

68 financial sector regulators and industry associations from 45 countries in emerging markets

SBFN Flagship Publications

2021

Global Progress report

2020

Necessary Ambition

2019

Global Progress Report