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The annual SBN meetings implemented since 2012 are the principal space for dialogue, networking and knowledge generation. These meetings provide SBN members with a platform from which to showcase national initiatives in the sustainable banking space and to explore approaches from different markets. Furthermore, these meetings provide the opportunity to discuss current issues and jointly develop new approaches to sustainable banking.

The following meetings have taken place:

  • 2nd International Sustainable Banking Forum in Lagos, Nigeria, March 2014.  An eBook and a video summarize the highlights of the conference.
  • SBN meeting in Tokyo, Japan, November 2013. The meeting took place alongside the annual IFC Community of Learning
  • SBN meeting in Washington DC, USA, December 2012.
  • Green Credit Forum in Beijing, China, May 2012. An eBook and a video summarize the highlights of the conference.

Second International Sustainable Banking Forum in Lagos, Nigeria, March 2014

The 2nd International Sustainable Banking Forum was cohosted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and IFC, and took place in Lagos, Nigeria, from 2nd to 4th March 2014. Over 100 delegates attended, of which 30 were high-level representatives of regulators and banking associations from 12 countries.

The event consisted of a half-day roundtable discussion for regulators on Sunday, March 2nd, followed by a larger conference on March 3rd and 4th, where the regulators were joined by banks, development agencies, and environmental and social service providers.

Agenda and presentations

March 2, 2014

Welcoming and opening remarks:

  • Dr Kingsley Moghalu, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Dr A’isha U. Mahmood, Special Adviser to CBN Governor on Sustainable Banking
  • Mr. Yanfei Ye, Deputy Director-General, China Banking Regulatory Commission
  • Mr. Solomon Quaynor, Country Manager of Nigeria and Chief Investment Officer, IFC

Thematic Discussion on developing sector-specific guidelines
Moderated by: Bilal Rahill, Senior Manager, Environment, Social and Governance Department, IFC

Thematic Discussion on Basel and E&S Risks
Moderated by: Piotr Mazurkiewicz, Senior Environment & Social Development Specialist, IFC

March 3, 2014

Welcome Address by Dr A’isha U. Mahmood, Special Adviser to CBN Governor on Sustainable Banking

Keynote Speeches

Dr. Kingsley Moghalu, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria
Mr. Solomon Quaynor, Country Manager of Nigeria and Chief Investment Officer, IFC

Panel Discussion 1: Monitoring, Evaluation and Incentive Mechanisms in support of Sustainable Banking Regulatory Frameworks
Moderator: Bilal Rahill, Senior Manager, Environment, Social and Governance Department, IFC
Panelists:

Panel Discussion 2: Technical Advisory for Financial Institutions on Sustainable Banking through Mobilizing Market Resources, Solutions, and Tools
Moderator: Ms. Careen Abb, Banking Commission Coordinator, UNEP Finance Initiative
Panelists:

Panel Discussion 3: Financial Institutions – Good Practices and Innovation
Moderator: Dr. Aisha Mahmood, Special Adviser to CBN Governor on Sustainable Banking

Panelists:

  • Mr. Dotun Adeniyi, Executive Director, Skye Bank
  • Dr. Alex Otti, Group Managing Director, Diamond Bank
  • Mr. Omar Hafeez, CEO, Citibank Nigeria
  • Mr.Piotr Mazurkiewicz, Senior Environment & Social Development Specialist, IFC
  • Mr. Fedja Canters, Senior Investment Officer, FMO

March 4, 2014

Session I: Sector Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: Bilal Rahill, Senior Manager, Environment, Social and Governance Department, IFC

Session II: Climate Change – Business Opportunities, Good Practices, Tools
Moderator: Mr. Roland Gross, Project Coordinator, Financial Systems Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


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