Launch of the UN Global Sustainable Finance Observatory

20 Oct 2021

Launch of the UN Global Sustainable Finance Observatory

This registration is for the all sessions of the 7th WIF 2021. All events occur in Geneva Time (CET, GMT+2).


Date: Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Time: 12:00-12:30
Virtual WIF Platform: Access link (Room 4)

With a vision to build a future global financial ecosystem in which sustainable development (as defined by the SDGs) is fully embedded into the business model and investment culture, UNCTAD will launch a new initiative, the UN Global Sustainable Finance Observatory (GSFO), at this event.

The Observatory will promote and facilitate the transition of sustainable investment from market niche to market norm, leading up to 2030 and beyond. It will address the challenges of fragmentation in standards, proliferation in benchmarking, complexity in disclosure, and address sustainability-washing concerns. The Observatory will work in tandem with the standards setting processes of the financial industry and regulatory bodies to promote the full and effective integration of sustainable development into all aspects of the global financial ecosystem.

In this session, UNCTAD will officially launch the Observatory and highlight its key activities that will help take the sustainable investment market from where it is today to where it needs to be in the future.


  • Mr. James Zhan, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD

Event Manager: Mr. Yongfu Ouyang and Mr. Joseph Clements
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