The Sustainable Finance Forum Turkey, launched in 2013 by UNEP FI in partnership with the Business Council for Sustainable Development and Global Compact Turkey, hosted its third multi-stakeholder discussion on 5th May in Istanbul. The topic under discussion was sustainable finance in Turkey in the context of the current international processes on climate and sustainable development.
The Forum, dedicated to understanding the complex interlinkages between finance and sustainability, and the practical ways to drive sustainability into the finance sector culture, this year focused on a broad range of subjects. These included the Turkish finance sector and its alignment with the post-Kyoto political commitments on climate change, water-related environmental and social risks and opportunities for finance, corporate governance in today’s financial markets, and practical tools and initiatives to mainstream sustainability in finance, with a focus on long-term financing.
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