ADFIAP, represented by its Secretary General, Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, and two of its members, Alliance Finance Company Plc. of Sri Lanka, represented by its Deputy Chairman & Managing Director, Mr. Romani de Silva, and the ASKI Group of Companies (Philippines), represented by its President and CEO, Mr. Rolando B. Victoria and its Manager, Resource Mobilization and Corporate Communications Department, Mr. Erwin S. Embuscado, attended the 4th Council Meeting of the Sustainability Standards and Certification Initiative (SSCI) held on December 4-5, 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The SSCI was developed by the Karlsruhe-based European Organization for Sustainable Development (EOSD) which is a partner of ADFIAP and its African counterpart, the Association of African DFIs (AADFI) in the organization of the Global Sustainable Finance Conference (GSFC) held each year in July in Karlsruhe. As an offshoot of the GSFC, both ADFIAP and AADFI are council members of the SSCI.
SSCI provides an all-encompassing framework for holistic integration of sustainability to drive innovation in the organizational culture and ensures that the work and strategies of certified institutions are congruent with the global sustainable development goals (SDGs) and national development agendas.
This initiative is currently available only to few selected network members who have demonstrated their capacity in adapting new standards and top management commitment to sustainability. The acceptance to SSCI is subject to approval.