27 September 2021, 9.20-12.15 hours (ICT)
With English-Thai simultaneous interpretation
UNEP FI together with UN Thailand co-organised a high-level roundtable on sustainable financing with the Government Pension Fund of Thailand and the Ministry of Finance.
The event aimed to unite institutional investors and banks to note the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and the UN’s Principles for Responsible Banking as the key frameworks that will help the investment and banking industries put sustainability at the heart of their operations.
It also brought awareness and action on climate change and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals among financial institutions in Thailand.
The Finance Minister, Mr. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, delivered a keynote speech and high-level representatives from the public and private sectors shared knowledge on responsible business practices. The Governor of the Bank of Thailand, President of the Stock Exchange and Secretary General of the SEC shared their perspectives in addition to the CEO of Kaskikorn Bank and Secretary General of the GPF.
43 Thai financial institutions sign the Statement of Commitment to Sustainable Thailand 2021
During the event, 43 financial institutions in Thailand signed the Statement of Commitment to Sustainable Thailand 2021 in which the signed parties commit to building their capacity and awareness on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. The It also notes the UN Principles for Responsible Banking and the Principles for Responsible Investment as comprehensive global frameworks for sustainable banking and responsible investment respectively that will guide financial institutions to mainstream climate action in their business strategies.