,28-29 January, 2002 | Midrand, South Africa
On January 28th-29th 2002, UNEP FI held the third in a series of Regional Outreach events, in Midrand, South Africa, which was hosted by the Development Bank of Southern Africa
(DBSA). The event was a resounding success, being one of the first – if not the first – major international sustainability conferences in South Africa for the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development year. More than 110 representatives from a variety of African countries, and from both financial and non-financial sectors, engaged in dialogue relating to the progression of the sustainability agenda within the African financial sector. One of the most rewarding aspects of the event was the opportunity to gain pragmatic insights and recommendations for the future of sustainability from African financial practitioners. Such insights allowed UNEP FI to produce a declaration of practical targets and manageable goals for sustainable finance that were reviewed at WSSD and thereafter.
Niamh O’ Sullivan