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SBFN 2024 Global Progress Brief and Data Portal Launch Event

Washington, D.C., USA – April 16, 2024 

This high-level event marked the launch of the 2024 Global Progress Brief and the unveiling of the new SBFN Data Portal, providing a platform for SBFN members to exchange insights on the state of sustainable finance in emerging markets, share experiences and reflect on their collective journey and future priorities toward more sustainable financial systems. 

The event featured a roundtable with heads of SBFN member institutions, SBFN Chair and IFC Vice President Alfonso Garcia Mora, IFC Vice President for Cross-Cutting Solutions Emmanuel Nyirinkindi, central bank governors and heads of financial regulatory agencies and industry associations from emerging markets and developing economies.

Opening Remarks

Alfonso Garcia Mora sbfn

Mr. Alfonso Garcia Mora

SBFN Chair and Vice President for Latin America & Caribbean and Europe, IFC 

Presentation – Overview of global trends


Rong Zhang 5

Ms. Rong Zhang

SBFN Global Coordinator 

Round table speakers



Ms. Nezha Hayat

Ms. Nezha Hayat

Chairperson and CEO, Morocco Capital Market Authority (AMMC), and Co-Chair of the SBFN Measurement Working Group 

Ms. Rosalia V. De Leon

Ms. Rosalia V. De Leon

Monetary Board Member, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)  

Ms. Socorro Heysen Zegarra

Ms. Socorro Heysen Zegarra

Superintendent, Superintendency of Banks, Insurance and Pension Fund Administrators of Peru (SBS)

Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe

Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe

Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL)

George Awap 2

Mr. George Awap

Assistant Governor, Bank of Papua New Guinea

Ms. Ekaterine Mikabadze

Ms. Ekaterine Mikabadze

Deputy Governor, National Bank of Georgia (NBG)

Closing remarks



Emmanuel Nyirinkind

Mr. Emmanuel Nyirinkindi

Vice President of Cross-Cutting Solutions, IFC