We were pleased to host Financing a Just Transition for Emerging Markets which was part of our COP Talks series. This series builds on the themes and ambitions of COP27, which is held in Sharm El-Sheikh on November 6 - 18. The financial services industry is an integral player in the quest to achieve a net-zero economy and to support broader sustainable development goals, and our COP Talks will cover some of the toughest yet most important issues facing the industry.

Shifting the EM energy mix towards renewables and improving infrastructure energy efficiency—along with other mitigation strategies such natural capital and technology solutions—will require time and investment. At the same time, many emerging and developing economies are highly indebted and climate vulnerable, meaning that still more funding is needed to support growth and sustainable development, as well as climate mitigation efforts. As emerging markets confront this massive climate funding gap and growing social strains—exacerbated by the pandemic, rising inflation, and higher borrowing costs— how can private sector banks and investors help?

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Featured Speakers

<b>Wendy Dobson</b>
Head – Group Corporate Citizenship
Standard Bank
<b>Sonja Gibbs</b>
Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance
<b>Amit Puri</b>
Global Head, Sustainable Finance
Standard Chartered
<b>Nick Robins</b>
Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance
Grantham Research Institute, LSE
<b>Jose Vinals</b>
Group Chairman
Standard Chartered