Plenary – Sustainable Finance & Impact Investment

Event Details
  • June 5th, Tuesday, 9:30am - 10:45am
  • Summit 1
Helene Li

Helene Li

Sector Influencer, Senior Advisor and Catalyst

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Session Description

There is an increasingly larger role for institutional investors to play in addressing some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges by moving beyond ESG screening and deploying capital via sustainable finance and impact investing.

This session will discuss some of the latest innovations developed in the area of sustainable finance including green bonds, climate funds, etc. It will also discuss the challenges and solutions in fostering a healthy ecosystem for sustainable finance. Lastly, it will discuss how to foster more collaboration among different sources of capital including government funding, philanthropic resources and private capital for social and environmental impact.

Key Takeaways:

  • The role of sustainable finance in creating impact for society and some of its recent innovations including green bonds
  • Challenges and Solutions in mobilizing more capital for positive impact
  • Importance of collaborative partnerships to accelerate the growth of sustainable finance into mainstream


  • Annie Chen

    Annie Chen

    Chair RS Group

  • Mark Sainsbury

    Mark Sainsbury

    Trustee Ashden

  • Vikram Widge

    Vikram Widge

    Global Head of Climate Finance and Policy International Finance Corporation (IFC)

  • Vic Malik

    Vic Malik

    Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Advisory Standard Chartered

  • Roy Swan

    Roy Swan

    Director, Mission Investments Ford Foundation

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