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Sustainable Finance in Emerging Markets - the Sustainable Banking Network Global Progress Report with Ms. Honglin Li, Es

October 2, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Driven by the increasing risks and opportunities imposed by climate change, technology innovation, and consumer awareness, the financial sector plays a growing role in promoting sustainable development globally. Many emerging market regulators and industry associations are establishing and implementing national policies, principles, and guidelines to lead or further this evolution. The talk features the Sustainable Banking Network (SBN), a voluntary community of financial sector regulatory agencies and banking associations from emerging markets committed to advancing sustainable finance in line with international good practice. Its 38-member countries represent US$43 trillion (85 percent) of the total banking assets in emerging markets. The SBN Second Global Progress Report, to be released in the fall of 2019, provides a comprehensive review of advances in sustainable finance across emerging markets, as well as case studies from SBN member countries and their financial institutions.

About the Speaker: 

Ms. Honglin Li is a sustainable finance policy expert with over a decade of experience working with the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC). One of her focuses is environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk management policies and international good practice for financial institutions, such as the Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards. Honglin has an LL.B. from Sun Yat-Sen University Law School in China and an LL.M. from New York University Law School in the US.  She has published seven peer-reviewed articles, in either Chinese and English. Honglin is a licensed attorney in New York and a certified Project Management Professional.  

Location: Room 806, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW