The Global Green Finance Leadership Program (GFLP), as part of the 2018 Tsinghua PBCSF Global Finance Forum, provides a platform for knowledge sharing on best practices of, and inspiring innovations for, scaling up green and sustainable finance. It builds on the global momentum created by the Paris Agreement, UN SDGs, the G20 Green Finance Study Group and the World Bank Group.
The Program Co-hosted by the Center for Finance and Development of Tsinghua University, the IFC-supported Sustainable Banking Network (SBN), China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), supported by the Belt and Road Bankers Roundtable and the CFA Institute”.
The Center for Finance and Development of Tsinghua University, led by Dr. Ma Jun, sponsors and conducts research and training projects with the aim of addressing practical policy issues in the area of finance and sustainable development. Current research priorities include green finance, global financial governance, emerging market finance, financial risks, and investment in the Belt & Road region. Dr. Ma is also the Chairman of China’s Green Finance Committee, Co-Chair of G20 Green Finance Study Group, and member of the Central Banks and Supervisors Network on Greening the Financial System.
The SBN is a unique community of financial sector regulatory agencies and banking associations from emerging markets committed to advancing sustainable finance in line with international good practice. The Network facilitates the collective learning of members and supports them in policy development and related initiatives to create drivers for sustainable finance in their home countries. 35 countries from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East are now represented at SBN.
The CCICED was founded in 1992 as a high-level international advisory body with the approval of the Government of China. Along with rapid economic and social progress, the Council has witnessed and taken part in China's historic shifts in its development philosophy and model. The CCICED has played a unique role in championing sustainable development. It has opened the door to international experience on sustainable development and built a bridge between China and the international community on environment and development.