Time of Event

Day 1:  09:30-17:30 Tokyo time
Day 2: 15:00-16:35 Tokyo time

Summary

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment is rapidly developing and expanding from developed countries to developing countries. Large companies and financial institutions are increasingly embracing ESG investment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, facilitated by advancements in digital technology.

This ADBI-Asian Development Bank (ADB) joint conference discussed innovative finance underpinning ESG investment and its sustainable development implications. It focused on blended finance and carbon offset project financing. It also examined ways to mobilize private sector funding for sustainable development projects and promote green micro- and macro-prudential frameworks.

Objectives
  • Explore innovative finance, including blended finance and carbon offset project financing
  • Discuss measures to help attract private sector funding for sustainable development projects
  • Highlight keys to building green micro- and macro-prudential frameworks
Target Participants
  • Policy makers, researchers from think tanks, universities, and international organization, and interested members of the public
Output
  • Improved knowledge of blended finance and keys to mobilizing private sustainable development project funding
  • Enhanced understanding of the importance of green micro- and macro-prudential policy frameworks
  • Greater dialogue and collaboration among policy makers and experts to promote transition finance-related criteria
  • Presentation materials to be uploaded on the ADBI website
Partners
  • Asian Development Bank
Conference Presentations*

An Overview of Climate Change, Environment, and Innovative Finance
Presenter: Sayuri Shirai, Visiting Fellow Professor, Keio University, ADB Institute

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Biodiversity Finance Exploring Private Sector Finance Opportunities
Presenter: Yolanda Yun Zhu, Operational Lear - Climate Finance Advisory Asia, Financial Institution Group, IFC

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Financing for Sustainable Development, INFFS and blended finance
Presenter: Paul Horrocks, Team Lead Private Finance for Sustainable Development OECD Development Co-operation Directorate

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Climate Projects and Blended Finance
Presenter: Vladislav Arnaoudov, Senior Specialist, Division of Portfolio Management, Green Climate Fund

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Greening Micro- and Macroprudential Frameworks
Discussant: Junkyu Lee, Chief of Finance Sector Group, Asian Development Bank

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The prudential treatment of climate risks
Presenter: Fernando Restoy, Chair, Financial Stability Institute, Bank for International Settlements

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The macroprudential challenge of climate change
Presenter: Cornelia Holthausen

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The Bank of England’s evolving approach to climate risks
Presenter: Chris Faint, Head of the Climate Hub Division

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*Disclaimer: The views expressed in these presentations are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), its Board of Directors, or the governments they represent. ADBI does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for any consequences of their use. Terminology used may not necessarily be consistent with ADB official terms.

Event Contact

  • John Beirne Vice-Chair of Research and Senior Research Fellow Research Department ADB institute E-mail contact form