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Financing Sustainability with ESG Impact: The Role of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Speaker: Maya Hennerkes, ESG Sector Lead for Financial Intermediaries at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

The EBRD is committed to ‘promoting environmentally sound and sustainable development’ since its beginnings and assesses the environmental and social impact of every project it invests in.

EBRD actively promotes the highest international standards in environmental and social risk management as well as ambitious impact goals for climate finance and investments with environmental and social benefits.

The Bank has robust safeguard policies and puts a particular emphasis on economic inclusion, gender equality and stakeholder engagement.

The session will discuss the business case for sustainable investing, give an overview of EBRD’s Performance Requirements and share concrete lessons learned from over two decades of ESG investing.