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

Event Contact

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