Sustainable Finance

Sustainable Finance Events

18/09/2015

A new tool for financial institutions to incorporate water risk in corporate bond credit risk analysis, unveiled on 8 Sept 2015, shows that several beverages, mining and power companies are significantly exposed to water stress. Seven financial institutions from Europe...


Beijing, China 07/04/2016

As a response to increasing concerns about climate change impacts, efforts to re-align our economies to a more sustainable path have risen significantly worldwide. The investments required to achieve such a green transformation are enormous. In China alone, over USD...


Lima, Peru 25/04/2016

By the time this year’s G20 Summit took place in Hangzhou, China, altogether eight official Think20 (T20) workshops have been held around the world as part of China’s G20 presidency. The T20 engagement group brings together leading think tanks which provide...


Geneva, Schweiz 06/06/2016 - 07/06/2016

Insufficient infrastructure has been highlighted as a key impediment to sustainable economic development and prosperity in many countries. With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, the establishment of a Global Infrastructure Forum in Addis Ababa and an Investment and Infrastructure...


17/06/2016

The adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) in July 2015 marked an important milestone: The international community defined a global framework for financing sustainable development supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. A successful implementation of the Addis...


28/06/2016

In cooperation with its regional partner, the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) and with the support of the Brazilian Federation of Banks (FEBRABAN), SEB and GIZ organized the symposium Greening Capital Markets in Brazil – Paving the Way...


Mexico City, Mexico 10/10/2016 - 11/10/2016




25/10/2016 - 26/10/2016

The annual Global Roundtable (GRT) 2016 facilitated by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a key event for global leaders and agenda setters seeking to promote the green transformation of the financial sector. Dedicated to the...


São Paulo, Brazil 13/12/2016 - 14/12/2016

The first workshop within the series focused on the topics Definitions, Selection & Verification and was addressed to banks, potential issuers and investors (13 Dec 2016) and to regulators and potential verifiers (14 Dec 2016).


19/01/2017

The first workshop within the series focused on the topics Definitions, Selection & Verification and addressed regulators, potential issuers, investors, underwriters as well as to potential verifiers.


São Paulo, Brazil 04/04/2017 - 05/04/2017

The first workshop within the series focused on the topics Definitions, Selection & Verification and was addressed to banks, potential issuers and investors (13 Dec 2016) and to regulators and potential verifiers (14 Dec 2016).


Beijing, China 15/04/2017

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Green Finance Committee was held on 15 April 2017 in Beijing with 500 participants from regulatory bodies, financial institutions and think tanks. The Vice Governor Dr. Chen Yulu named major green finance achievements in...


21/04/2017

Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) recently joined the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Green Finance Advisory Group. The group seeks to answer the question which role stock exchanges can play in Green Finance. It strives to develop practical recommendations for...


09/10/2017

The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) and its network the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) co-hosted a back-to-back technical workshop together with the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE) on September 27th, 2017 at the GIZ representation in Berlin. Adjacent...


Peking, China 30/10/2017 - 02/11/2017

Digitalisation: Opportunities for Greener and More Inclusive Value Chains in Emerging Markets The impact of digitalisation is growing, not least in emerging markets: Whether it is renting a shared bicycle in New Delhi, taking out a small business loan in...


16/11/2017

As part of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Asian Bond Markets Initiative, aiming at deepening the development of bond markets in Asia, the 12th Asian Bond Markets Summit highlighted twenty years of bond market growth since the Asian financial crisis...


16/11/2017

Earlier this year, Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) joined the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Green Finance Advisory Group. Aiming to answer the question of which role stock exchanges can play in Green Finance, the group strives to develop practical recommendations for stock...


02/02/2018

16 January 2018, Stockholm Stockholm Green Digital Finance and the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) team have convened on 16 January in Stockholm to kick off project activities for the Green Assets Wallet (GAW) innovation project. Participants discussed possibilities...


02/03/2018

The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) announces the Second Call for Proposals for its Challenge Fund. The Fund seeks to bridge the gap between communities of practice and thinking. It aims at incubating projects that through their specific cross-stakeholder character,...


04/04/2018

Stockholm Green Digital Finance convened a Green Assets Wallet partners' meeting, hosted by Öhman, in Stockholm late March 2018. Purpose of the meeting was to conclude the Alpha Phase of the project – which included interviews of all project partners,...


Mexiko-Stadt, Hauptstadtdistrikt, Mexiko 19/04/2018 - 20/04/2018

EMSD Workshop in Mexico City on 19 and 20 April Investments in infrastructure and the extractive industries can be a powerful engine for sustainable growth and development. When poorly planned and executed, they may create substantial risks, including for the...


05/06/2018

A joint initiative of OJK, WWF Indonesia and Indonesia’s top 8 banks - supported by EMSD To show the commitment of eight of Indonesia’s leading banks, and to implement broad sustainable finance practices, on May 31st 2018 the Indonesia Sustainable...


06/06/2018

Green Banking: Mitigating Environmental Risks and Financing Sustainable Development | 23-25 May 2018 In cooperation with the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) Hangzhou Central Sub-branch, GIZ Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) co-organized the Green Banking Advanced Training, namely “Mitigating Environmental...


26/06/2018

Stockholm Green Digital Finance (SGDF) invited all partners of the Green Assets Wallet (GAW) for a partners meeting in Stockholm on 26 June 2018. In the meeting the project team presented the progress of the ongoing beta phase. Most importantly,...


17/07/2018

On 17 July 2018, Human Science Research Council (HSRC), South Africa, facilitated a video conference with project partners Center for Internet & Financial Innovation (CIFI) and LianLian Pay, both China, and Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) to discuss progress on...


27/09/2018 - 28/09/2018

The Stockholm Green Digital Finance hosted the Green Assets Wallet Partners Breakfast Meeting and the Green Assets Wallet Workshop at the Norrsken House in Stockholm on 27 September 2018. The two events concluded a part of the testing phase of...


Beijing, China 02/11/2018

On November 2nd of 2018, GIZ and the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) Research Bureau co-hosted the expert roundtable Towards a Common Understanding in The Green Bond Market in Beijing, with the technical support of SEB, China Energy Conservation and...


18/03/2019

Green bonds have emerged as a key financial instrument for financing the transition to resource-efficient, low-carbon economies. This webinar gives a practical and concise introduction to the essentials of green bonds, covering the following topics: Background: Why green bonds matter...


18/03/2019

Green bonds have emerged as a key financial instrument for financing the transition to resource-efficient, low-carbon economies. This webinar gives a practical and concise introduction to the essentials of green bonds, covering the following topics: Background: Why green bonds matter...