The World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI) formally launched the Global Sustainable Finance Network (GSFN), a voluntary membership-based global initiative that aims to bring together financial institutions and other stakeholders committed to the advancement of sustainable finance.
The launch was held during the 1st Global Sustainable Finance Conference, a joint ADFIAP-E Tech Germany event under the auspices of the WFDFI, on September 8-9, 2011 in Karlsruhe, Germany. The conference attracted 58 delegates from 25 countries across 5 continents – Africa, Asia-Pacific, North America, South America and Europe – from national and multilateral financial institutions, development agencies, associations and the academe. Among multilateral organizations represented consisted of the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
The GSFN provides for: (a) a network for financial institutions and industry partners to share experience, successes and challenges in their efforts to contribute to global sustainable development (b) a forum for the finance sector, industry partners and sustainable development experts to exchange ideas and strategies to help each other develop and execute sustainable finance policies and practices and (c) a marketplace for members to promote their sustainable finance expertise and business ideas.
For more information on the GSFN and how to join the network, please refer to the GSFN brochure and online membership form below.