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Sustainable Finance and ESG

Sustainability and ESG have become public and private sector priorities, with consumers and corporates alike increasingly focused on sustainability practices when making financial decisions and governments considering a wide variety of policy initiatives to drive behavior. The transaction banking industry has a crucial role to play in supporting corporate efforts to position sustainability at the core of their business strategies and throughout their supply chains.

Sustainability remains one of BAFT’s top priorities. A sustainability working group with 5 sub-streams is defining the roadmap for sustainability initiatives BAFT will address on behalf of its members. To learn more and get involved, check out the Sustainability Working Group.  

Sustainability Working Group Sub-Streams:

  • Standards & Definitions
  • Reporting
  • Net zero bank alliance
  • Advocacy
  • Education

Resilience Through Cohesion: A Collective Approach to ESG Solutions

In recent years, ESG has been a hot topic across all industries. It is widely accepted that the world needs to adapt and change in order to reach a more sustainable future. But there is a creeping sense of uncertainty regarding how to implement these changes.

To learn more about sustainability approaches within the industry, Trade Finance Global spoke to Eva Rubio Garcia, head of global transaction banking at BBVA Corporate & Investment Banking at BAFT’s Europe Bank to Bank forum held in London January 2023 .

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Our Priorities

  • Developing Definitions and Standards for Sustainable Trade Finance
  • ESG and Its Role in Financial Services
  • Guidance on Sustainability Reporting
  • Impact Investing
  • Principles for Applying Net Zero Across International Finance Transactions
  • Standards for Sustainable Finance in Transaction Banking

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