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SBFN Webinar: Developing Sustainable Finance Roadmaps

October 10, 2023 | 12:00pm coordinated Universal Time

The financial landscape is rapidly evolving, and sustainable finance is at the forefront of this transformation. According to the SBFN 2021 Global Assessment, the issuance of Sustainable Finance Frameworks has surged by over 100 percent between 2015 and 2021. Notably, national and regional Sustainable Finance Roadmaps are emerging as a preferred strategy for policymakers to align national efforts in congruence with the Sustainable Development and Paris Agreement goals.

Sustainable Finance roadmaps serve as framework to enable ESG good practice, climate and nature-related risk management, as well as the amplification of green, social, and sustainable finance flows—all while fostering financial inclusion.

To support policymakers in crafting effective roadmaps, SBFN developed the “Developing Sustainable Finance Roadmaps Toolkit.” This resource, comprising a comprehensive guide, benchmarking tool and implementation templates, is the culmination of insights from SBFN Members, expert guidance from the IFC and World Bank, and international best practices.

 Opening & Welcome Remarks

Rong Zhang, SBFN Global Coordinator

Overview of Roadmap Toolkit by SBFN: How to Approach and Implement Effective Roadmaps

Nomindari Enkhtur, SBFN Advisor – Measurement & Sustainable Finance Roadmaps

Round Table on SBFN Country Experiences: Practical Guidance on Roadmap Development

·       W.A. Dilrukshini, Director of Macroprudential Surveillance Department, Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL)

·       Ali Abdul-Azeez Abbas, Head of the Banks Performance Analysis, within the Banking Supervision Dept., Central Bank of Iraq

·       Salome Tvalodze, Head of Sustainable Finance Division, Financial Stability Department, National Bank of Georgia


Session Moderated by Louise Gardiner, SBFN Africa & Sustainable Finance Instruments Working Group Coordinator

Questions & Answers Session

Moderated by Louise Gardiner

Key Takeaways and Vote of Thanks

Nuru Mugambi, SBFN Advisor – Capacity Building and Inclusive Green Finance