Greening Lac’s Financial Systems Experience from the Banking Sector and Capital Markets

Greening Lac’s Financial Systems Experience from the Banking Sector and Capital Markets

– Date/Time: October 27, 2021, 09:00 – 11:00, PET/CDT

– Session lead:

  • Mr. Ferruccio Santetti, Regional Technical Lead – Green Investment Services (LATAM and Caribbean), GGGI

Given the negative impact that sustainability-related risks can have on investment returns, investors, banks, and borrowers alike are increasingly focusing on environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) issues. Regulators, banks, and borrowers have collaborated to create new financial instruments, such as sustainability-linked loans and sustainability-linked bonds that are designed to provide greater flexibility while incentivizing companies to meet and exceed their long-term energy transition and other ESG objectives.

The session looked at LAC´s rapidly growing market for sustainability-linked instruments hearing from representatives from both the public and private sectors. Recent spikes in activity on the regulatory side in Latin America are expected to result in increased demand for sustainability-linked financing and transition finance for companies in, and outside of, “green” sectors. As ESG measurement criteria and regulations become more standardized, banks, and borrowers will strive to take a leading role in the increasingly attractive segment that is sustainable finance.

* The PPTs were available until 8th January 2022. If you wish to access the PPTs after the date, please contact us at GGGWeek2021@gggi.org.

Key Resources:

– GGGI:

  • MX09 Accelerating Green Finance Flows Through the Strengthening of the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) (link)

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