Green and social finance has grown rapidly in recent years, especially in the private sector. As economies across Asia and the Pacific work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, how can governments nurture green and social finance to ensure that the recovery is inclusive, resilient, and sustainable?
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) explored these issues in a recent report forecasting the drivers and impacts of green and social finance and its prospects in the region.
The ADB North American Representative Office has partnered with the University of Waterloo, MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to bring you a webinar to explore the report’s findings.
Watch the full webinar here:
This webinar features:
- A presentation by Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist for the ADB;
- Followed by a discussion featuring: Bhim Adhikari, Senior Program Specialist of IDRC; Jessica Villanueva, Director, Impact Investing, and Daniel Fuentes, Senior Project Manager, LEAP, of MEDA.
Dr. Sawada's full presentation can be found here in PDF format.
Moderating the discussion is:
- Olaf Weber, Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, and Research Chair in Sustainable Finance at University of Waterloo
With introductory remarks by:
- Jean Andrey, Dean, Faculty of Environment at University of Waterloo