We were delighted to partner with Fitch Ratings for our IIF Global Debt Monitor on Thursday, November 16. Ahead of the COP28 meetings in the UAE, this program featured a brief staff presentation highlighting the main takeaways from our flagship report, “Global Debt Monitor: Politics and Climate Finance in a High-Debt World.” Following the presentation, our expert panel discussed key economic and policy developments shaping the outlook for global debt and credit markets, with a particular focus on the challenges of mobilizing international capital for climate action in emerging markets--many of which have significant debt-related vulnerabilities. 

With elections looming in over 40 countries and regions in 2024, the discussion also explored the potential implications of heightened geopolitical tensions on global capital allocation and delve into pivotal issues shaping the future of global debt markets, including policy initiatives such as the G20-IMF-World Bank convened Global Sovereign Debt Roundtable.

 Clay Lowery, Executive Vice President, IIF

Presentation - IIF Global Debt Monitor
+ Emre Tiftik, Director of Sustainability Research, IIF

Panel Discussion
Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance, IIF (moderator)
Joyce Chang, Chair of Global Research, J.P. Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank 
Carmen Reinhart, Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System, Harvard Kennedy School

Shelly Shetty, Managing Director and Head of Asia and Americas Sovereigns, Fitch Ratings

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Featured Speakers

<b>Joyce Chang</b>
Chair of Global Research
J.P. Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank
<b>Sonja Gibbs</b>
Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance
<b>Clay Lowery</b>
Executive Vice President
<b>Carmen Reinhart</b>
Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System
Harvard Kennedy School
<b> Shelly Shetty</b>
Managing Director and Head of Asia and Americas Sovereigns
Fitch Ratings
<b>Emre Tiftik</b>
Director of Sustainability Research