From left: Aditya Narain, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets, IMF; Michael Sheren, Co-Chair, the G20 Green Finance Study Group (GFSG); Peer Stein, Global Head of Climate Finance, International Finance Corporation (IFC); William Coen, Secretary General, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS); Ashley Schulten, Director, Climate Solutions, BlackRock.
60 senior officials from around the world, including governors and deputy governors of central banks, US EPA, UNEP, World Bank, FSB, IMF, and various international development agencies attended our standing room only executive panel at the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings on October 7, 2016.
The distinguished panelists opened on the implications of the Green Finance Synthesis Report which was commissioned by China during its G20 Presidency. They highlighted barriers and opportunities for financial sector supervisors and regulators as nations transition to cleaner economies.
Peter Boehm, Deputy Minister of International Development, Global Affairs Canada, delivered the opening remarks. He emphasized Canada’s commitment to combatting climate change and fostering clean economic growth in ways that are consistent with UN 2030 sustainable development goals. The discussion was chaired by Aditya Narain, Deputy Director, IMF and Board Member, Toronto Centre.
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