UNEP FI Global Roundtable

The Global Roundtable (GRT) is the flagship biennial event of UNEP FI that brings together high-level representatives from financial institutions, governments, regulators, civil society, academia and the scientific community to galvanize action on sustainable finance. Since 1994, the GRT has been held in 12 cities, including Cambridge, Cape Town, Chicago, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Melbourne, New York, Oslo, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. 

As a prominent emerging economy, China plays a pivotal role in sustainable development. The Chinese Government’s firm resolution to mainstream sustainable development at national and international levels will accelerate financial institutions’ deeper understanding of and practices in sustainability.

Themed Financing the Future We Want: China, Emerging Markets and the World Economy, the 2013 GRT will raise the following questions:

  • How can we accelerate the integration of long-term, sustainable thinking into the financial sector’s decision-making processes? 
  • Who are the key stakeholders and partners for sustainable finance and how can dialogue and collaboration be stepped up between them? 
  • How can we help players learn from each other and how can we share the rich body of knowledge and experience that is cristalising in emerging economies? 
  • What, ultimately is the underlying purpose and raison-d’etre of finance and financial institutions and can these deliver the financing of the future we want?

For more information, please visit the UNEP FI Global Roundtable event website