UNEA Symposium on Mobilizing Sustainable Investments: Making private finance work for sustainable development

25 May 2016 | Nairobi, Kenya

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 1, United Nations Gigiri Complex The successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement require the engagement of the financial system. Global, national and institutional changes are helping to align the financial system with sustainable development. This symposium will highlight opportunities for the public and private sectors to come together in mobilising private finance for sustainable development.
Opening remarks by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner

Part 1: Towards a Sustainable Financial System

This session will highlight experience in aligning the financial system with sustainable development, covering selected country experience, regional and international developments, and the role of Ministries of Environment in these developments. Confirmed Panellists:

  • Kenya – Patrick Njoroge, Governor, Central Bank of Kenya (opening intervention)
  • Germany – Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
  • Mongolia – Oyun Sanjaasuren, Member of Parliament and former President of UNEA
  • South Africa – H.E. Bomo Edna Molewa, Minister of Environment

Moderator: Simon Zadek, co-Director, UNEP Inquiry

Part 2: The Finance Industry Perspective

This session will show where leadership is coming from today from within the financial industry itself, exploring innovative approaches being taken to mobilize private finance for sustainable development. Confirmed Panellists

  • Kenya – Jeremy Ngunze, CEO, Commercial Bank of Africa
  • Mongolia – Davaakhuu Tumurkhuu, Vice President of the Mongolian Bankers Association & CEO of Arig Bank
  • Kenya – Bernard Osawa, Director, Frontier Investment Management
  • Norway – Raymond Carlsen, CEO, Scatec Solar

Moderator: Eric Usher, Head, UNEP Finance Initiative For more information email info@unepfi.org or Mahenau.Agha@unep.ch

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