The "Driving the Sustainable Finance Agenda: How COVID-19 Could Catalyze Progress" video conference was held on Friday, April 17.

With international attention fully focused on pandemic-related issues, many are concerned that the global climate agenda could lose momentum as policymakers devote maximum resources to the fight against COVID-19. However, the forceful international response also illustrates that we can—and must—act to support a more sustainable global growth model. This online video conference explored the rapidly changing policy landscape for sustainable finance and the response from the private financial sector—on issues including assessment of climate and broader ESG risks, disclosure and scaling up funding for sustainable development goals.