Great opportunities are on the horizon for sustainable finance. Meanwhile, pressure on the incumbent financial sector players from emerging financial technology companies grows rapidly, and the regulatory environment becomes ever more complex and costly. The Global Sustainable Finance Conference (GSFC), is a premier forum for exploring these opportunities and addressing these challenges.
A range of new and conventional financial instruments are in demand for financing multi-billion dollar investments annually in climate action alone. The fast-emerging digital economy, which includes smart manufacturing, is creating new markets for trillions of investment dollars. Further 100 trillion dollars across the globe are needed by 2030, i.e. within the next 12 years, to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Clearly, the financial sector has a crucial role to play in enabling the transition to a modern economy - an economy which is green, digital and inclusive.