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2021 Sustainable Finance Forum

November 24, 2021 | 3 hr 01 min |

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The 2021 Sustainable Finance Forum was organized on November 24, 2021 by the National Bank of Georgia, SBFN, IFC, in partnership with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, SECO.

This is the 3rd annual Sustainable Finance Forum hosted by the National Bank of Georgia (NBG), the central bank of Georgia.

The Forum has become a platform for fruitful discussions with local and regional stakeholders on the development of sustainable finance.

It brought together governors and senior officials of central banks and capital markets regulators from Europe and Central Asia, senior representatives from the Government of Georgia, IFC experts, senior representatives from SBFN member countries, the business community, and other stakeholders.

The 2021 Sustainable Finance Forum featured a number of SBFN member speakers, including NBG, the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Regulation and Development of Financial Market (ARDFM)Moroccan Capital Market Authority (AMMC)Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB, the central bank of Nepal), and the National Securities and Stock Market Commission of Ukraine (NSSMC).

NBG has been an active SBFN member since 2017. With IFC/SBFN support, NBG launched its Sustainable Finance Roadmap in 2019 and OECD-aligned ESG Reporting and Disclosure Principles in 2020. NBG is the incoming Co-Chair of SBFN’s new Data and Disclosure Working Group, which aims to support country-level developments in sustainable finance data and disclosure and facilitate the continued development of tools and practical guidance for SBFN members.

For more on sustainable finance across 43 emerging markets, see SBFN’s 2021 Global Progress Report and Country Progress Reports.