Roundtable – Investing Sustainably in Emerging Markets – NordSIP – Stockholm, Sweden – December 19, 2018

On December 19, 2018 the Nordic Sustainable Investment Platform (NordSIP) published a report about sustainable investing in emerging markets that was presented at a roundtable with six professional investors in Stockholm, Sweden on October 20, 2018.

The report covers the following topics:  accountability, measurements and taxonomy – concerns when selecting funds; data quality from the perspective of investment managers; ESG; the investment horizon; and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

You may read the report on the NordSIP internet site.

Certified Training Course – Introduction to Sustainable Finance – Mostadam – Cairo, Egypt – December 9-13, 2018

Mostadam logoFollowing the 2008 financial crisis, the financial industry is brought face to face with its own inconsistencies and shortcomings. The industry is increasingly becoming disharmonious with social and environmental realities.

Realizing financial industry gaps, MOSTADAM, in response, was initiated by Arab African International Bank (AAIB) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center (ECRC) in 2014. It is focused on capacity building, advocacy and advancing sustainable products and services.Group Photo - Mostadam course - December 2018

From December 9-13, 2018 Geoffrey Mazullo, Principal, Emerging Markets ESG, delivered in Cairo a five-day certified training course – Introduction to Sustainable Finance – as part of the Mostadam platform.  This was the fifth edition of the introductory course; the inaugural course was delivered in November 2014, a second edition in March 2017, a third edition in November 2017 and a fourth edition in March 2018.

33 bankers from seven Egyptian commercial banks, a sustainability professional and a banking regulator from the Central Bank of Classroom Photo - Mostadam course - December 2018Egypt participated in the course.

Details about the course, including agenda, description, pricing and venue may be found in the course brochure.