27 Sep SDSWR2016: Panel 4 – Sustainable Finance: The Region’s Progress
Experts from the finance sector will discuss how they drive progress in sustainable finance in their respective roles and their predictions for the near future. This panel discussion was recorded at the 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources 2015, held at the Grand Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore on 15 April 2016. The Dialogue was organised by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA).
ASEAN saw some progress in sustainable finance when the Association of Banks in Singapore launched responsible financing guidelines in October 2015. Early this year, eight major banks in Indonesia also committed to sustainable banking as part of a pilot project towards meeting the targets in Indonesia’s Sustainable Finance Roadmap. Yet, most banks and financial institutions continue to fall short of making significant progress. China’s top-down approach to green financing may offer some lessons for the region.
Dr Muliaman Hadad, Chairman, Financial Services Authority, Indonesia
Ms Judy Hsu, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank Singapore & Council Member, Association of Banks Singapore
Dr Wang Yao, Deputy Secretary General, China Green Finance Committee