Российская ассоциация содействия ООН
United Nations Association of Russia

United Nations Association of Russia

It is our privilege and honor to invite you on the online-event of the UN Association of Russia “Cooperation of the banking sector and business of the Russian Federation and the Asia-Pacific region within the framework of the ESG finance and sustainable development agenda” which will be held within the Third Ministerial Conference on Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) on 29 September16.00-18.00 (Bangkok time) | 12.00-14.00 (Moscow time).

The side event is organized with the support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Thailand and Sber, one of the largest banks in Russia. The event aims to gather ESG finance experts from Russia and other countries of the Asia-Pacific Region (APAC), including representatives of international organizations, government, business, NGOs, financial and academic institutions. The aim is to discuss the current status of cooperation in ESG finance sector within the region along as to identify projects and initiatives to strengthen such cooperation and contribute to building resilience to crises.

As a part of discussion we plan to address the following issues:

●  current ESG finance practices, related projects and examples of such cooperation within APAC;

● the importance of ESG finance and climate policy coherence, including development of common approaches towards ESG finance regulation (e.g. taxonomy, ESG requirements for suppliers, ESG reporting, etc.);

●  ways to accelerate development of ESG projects in Russia and APAC, including transfer of technology;

●   opportunities for the establishment of a platform of experts on ESG finance under the auspices of the ESCAP Committee on Macroeconomic Policy, Poverty Reduction, and Financing for Development. 

Working languages are English and Russian.

If you wish to make an intervention at the Discussion and Q&A Session of the event, please contact us at unrussia75@gmail.com and we will provide you with the Zoom meeting link.

Livestreaming of the event will be held via the link and starts at 16:00 (Bangkok time) / 12:00 (Moscow time):

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