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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.

Policymakers in certain regions are outlining public policy frameworks and taxonomies to support policy positions for companies operating within their jurisdictions. BAFT believes there must be an appropriate balance between the public and private sectors to shape policy in a way that incentivizes behavior without creating unintended consequences with negative economic implications.

There is a role for industry advocates to play to ensure public policy reflects consistency across jurisdictions so as not to create undue advantages or burdens based on geography.

Sustaining the Way Post-Pandemic

Has the COVID-19 pandemic derailed ambitions and commitments made towards fostering sustainable growth? Experts from Barclays, BLOM Bank, EBRD, and Silicon Badia discuss their roles in commercial, regional and developmental banks during the pandemic to support sustainability.

This on-demand webinar also sheds light on the increased involvement of banks in CSR practices, as well as venture capital firms’ views on making societal changes through impact investing.

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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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Diana Rodriguez
Vice President, International Policy

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