16 October 2014 | Geneva, Switzerland

The session “In the Driver’s Seat – Emerging Markets and Sustainable Finance” provides a close-up on country-owned initiatives in emerging markets that continuously seek to integrate sustainability issues directly into their financial institutions’ operations. Such country initiatives include Brazil’s recent Central Bank Regulation 4.237, Nigeria’s ‘Sustainable Banking Principles’, Colombia’s ‘Green Protocol’, and, soon, Turkey’s ‘Sustainability Guidelines for the Banking Sector’. The session offers a space for each participating country to present their experience and journey in sustainable finance, and to illustrate how that helped reposition their status regionally and internationally concerning environmental and social concerns. Agenda Panel Discussion on sector-driven approaches to “greening” the financial sectors of Emerging Markets (includes Q&A from the audience) Panelists

  • The Nigerian Journey & the Implications of the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles by Sector, Nigeria
    Presenting: Ms. Omobolanle Victor- Laniyan, Head of Sustainability, Access Bank Plc- Nigeria
  • Protocolo Verde- “The Green Protocol”: Intent & Synergies to Promote Sustainable Development , Colombia
    Presenting: Ms. Jessica Jacob, Environmental and Social Responsibility Director, FINDETER-Colombia
  • The Sustainability Guidelines for the Banking Sector in Turkey –first steps of a joint sector approach on sustainable development, Turkey
    Presenting: Ms. Hülya Kurt, Head of Engineering Department, TSKB , Head of Sustainable Banking Working Group at Turkish Banking Association – Turkey

Moderator: Ms. Namita Vikas, Senior President and Country Head Responsible Banking, Yes Bank, India Focus Presentation: Brazil – From a Voluntary Initiative to Regulation (includes Q&A from the audience)
Presenting: Ms. Julia Spinassé, Market Relations Department/Banco Bradesco- Brazil