“Roadmap for Sustainable Finance” – Sunday Observer – June 23, 2019

On June 23, 2019 the Sunday Observer reported that “The Central Bank launched the Roadmap for Sustainable Finance in Sri Lanka and hosted a high-level seminar for senior officers of financial institutions and stakeholders in Colombo last week.

This was the national launch of the Roadmap for Sustainable Finance which was unveiled globally on April 10, 2019 at the Sustainable Banking Network Global Meeting of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington, DC, USA.

‘The Road Map will facilitate the aim of achieving greener and more sustainable financial sector in Sri Lanka with its forthcoming and forward looking approach adopted. The financial system in the country has done well so far, and it is a momentous step to introduce a Roadmap,’ Governor Central Bank Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy said.

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has appointed a Steering Committee on Implementation of the Roadmap for Sustainable Finance in Sri Lanka to facilitate effective implementation of the strategic activities encompassed in the Roadmap. The committee envisages monitoring and reviewing the progress while incentivising stakeholders in practising sustainable finance in their ordinary course of businesses.”

You may read the article on the Sunday Observer internet site.