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Why is Green Finance important

  • Green Finance is important as it promotes and supports the flow of financial instruments and related services towards the development and implementation of sustainable business models, investments, trade, economic, environmental and social projects and policies. As the financial sector plays a key role through its intermediary functions and risk management in advancing sustainable economic development while directing investment to the real economy, the intertwinement of these two is crucial.

    Moreover, based on the lessons learned from the global financial crisis in 2006-2009, the availing of the global warming and the need for more sustainable business practices, Green Finance Initiatives have also been addressing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) Agenda by emphasizing the shift of focus from shareholders’ value creation (economic) to the generation of stakeholders’ value (economic, environmental and social).

    Green Finance represents the future of the financial sector through innovative financial mechanisms and by supporting the investments in projects with positive and sustainable externalities.