Unlocking Capital for Sustainability

Established since 2018, Unlocking capital for sustainability is an annual premiere event organised by Eco-Business in partnership with UN Environment Programme (UNEP) that brings together high-level decision makers in finance, business, government and civic society to discuss and commit to actionable initiatives that mobilise the capital markets for sustainable development.

The financial sector stands at a crossroads of change: Since the 2008 global financial crisis, the role of finance in building equitable, sustainable economies has been extensively debated across societies. Set amid this backdrop is the rise of sustainable finance, which allocates capital with an environmental, social and governance (ESG) lens to create long-term value for all stakeholders. Despite the encouraging momentum, however, the deployment of sustainability-driven capital remains small relatively to the size of global markets. Unlocking capital for sustainability aims to accelerate the growth and adoption of sustainable finance in capital markets, with a particular emphasis on Asia Pacific.

Singapore

Transforming Asia: Mobilising finance at speed and scale

September 12, 2024

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What we're talking about

Synopsis

As the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals deadline approaches, top United Nations officials have warned that not a single Asian country is on track to meet the SDGs. Based on current trends, it will take another 32 years for the region to realise the 2030 agenda.  

With comprehensive regional taxonomies now in place, what is needed for transition finance to take off? How can Asia continue to harness the potential of carbon credit financing in a credible way? What regulatory frameworks are needed to help companies integrate nature and biodiversity risks into their business decisions? Unlocking capital for sustainability 2024 will convene policymakers, business leaders and civil society to explore how to accelerate progress in meeting these ambitious targets.

Key Speakers

Malaysia

Decarbonising growth, accelerating sustainability

July 12, 2024

TBC

What we're talking about

Synopsis

What role can public-private partnerships play in addressing the capacity gap, and will Malaysia’s nascent carbon marketplace, the Bursa Carbon Exchange, help mobilise large scale financing for the country’s decarbonisation?  

This year’s Malaysian edition of Unlocking capital for sustainability seeks to bring together leaders across government, private sector, academia and civil society to shed light on these questions and explore the way forward.

Key Speakers

Philippines

A new nexus for energy and nature in the Philippines

August 14, 2024

TBC

What we're talking about

Synopsis

The race is on for the Philippines to achieve its pledge to reduce greenhouse gases emissions by 75 per cent by 2030.

How can the Philippines unlock more funding to support the new era of nature and energy? What frameworks are needed to make transition finance an effective tool for hard-to-abate sectors?  

Unlocking Capital for Sustainability Philippines 2024 will convene leaders and decision-makers across the government, financial institutions and civic society to explore how to enable an equitable transition.

Key Speakers

Indonesia

Integrating sustainable finance: A nation in transition

June 22, 2024

TBC

What we're talking about

Synopsis

Unlocking capital for sustainability 2024: Indonesia will convene leaders and decision-makers to discuss developments in the country’s energy transition journey, and the challenges they must navigate in the years ahead.

Key Speakers