SIDE EVENT: Cooperation of the banking sector and business of the Russian Federation and the Asia-Pacific region within the framework of the sustainable development agenda
Side event of the UN Association of Russia at the Third Ministerial Conference on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP). The event is organized with the support of the Embassy of The Russian Federation in the Kingdom Of Thailand and Sber, one of the largest banks in Russia.
Livestreaming of the event will be held via the link and starts at 16:00 (Bangkok time) / 12:00 (Moscow time)
If you wish to make an intervention at the Discussion and Q&A Session of the event, please contact us at [email protected] and we will provide you with the Zoom meeting link.
The event aims to discuss the current status of cooperation in the ESG finance sector between Russia and the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) and its stakeholders as well as to identify available projects and initiatives to strengthen such cooperation and contribute to building resilience to crises.
As a part of discussion we plan to address the following issues:
- current ESG finance practices, related projects and examples of such cooperation within APAC;
- the importance of ESG finance and climate policy coherence, including development of common approaches towards ESG finance regulation (e.g. taxonomy, ESG requirements for suppliers, ESG reporting, etc.);
- ways to accelerate development of ESG projects in Russia and APAC, including transfer of technology;
- opportunities for the establishment of a platform on ESG finance under the auspices of the ESCAP Committee on Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Reduction, and Financing for Development.