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CAFRAL Program on Sustainable Finance

Learning Event, Bank Management
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Colaba, Mumbai
Senior officers of banks and FIs working in business areas, risk management, internal audit/control and compliance and other relevant departments.

Program Description

Sustainable finance promotes sustainable and inclusive growth by focusing on the material Environmental, Social and Governance factors. Globally, several initiatives have been launched to mobilise the financial sector in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. In 2014 the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched an Inquiry into policy options for guiding the global financial system to invest in the transition to a green economy. The Financial Stability Board (FSB) issued the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related financial disclosures (TFCD) in 2015. The European Union’s High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance in 2016 examined how to integrate sustainability considerations into the EU's financial policy framework in order to mobilise finance for sustainable growth.

The Program aims to familiarize the Indian financial sector with the sustainability issues in the financial system and highlight the risks of inaction

Program Coverage

  • The emerging global trends in sustainable finance
  • The potential opportunities that sustainable finance presents
  • The frameworks to assess the Environmental, Social and Governance risks faced by the financial system
  • The role of regulation
  • The importance of measuring the unquantified non-financial impact of financing activity

Expert speakers drawn from banking policy, regulation, and multinational think-tanks, would introduce and engage on the various aspects of sustainable finance.


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  • Chandan Sinha, Additional Director, CAFRAL
  • Amarendra Mohan, Sr. Program Director, CAFRAL
  • Program Participants
  • Dhruba Purkayastha,Director, US-India Clean Energy Finance, Climate Policy Initiative
  • Srinath Komarina, President, YES BANK
  • Alok Dayal, Corporate Credit and Environment Risk Head, IDFC
  • Careen Abb, Programme Leader, Positive Impact Finance, UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Shankar Pande, CGM, NABARD
  • Sivananth Ramachandran, Director, Morningstar India Pvt Ltd
  • L:R Piyush Gupta, Rahasree Ray, G Gopalakrishna, Mohan Tanksale, Chandan Sinha, Amarendra Mohan, Anand Ganeshan
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