ADFIAP and its partner, the Karlsruhe, Germany-based European Organization for Sustainable Development (EOSD) have successfully held the Global Sustainable Finance Conference (GSFC) and Global Sustainable Finance Awards (GSFA) 2013 in the German city last July 4-5, 2013. More than 70 delegates and resource persons from all over the world participated in the well-received event that was supported by the city government of Karlsruhe led by its Lord Mayor, Dr. Frank Mentrup and the World Federation of Development Finance Institutions (WFDFI).
The third annual conference afforded the participants the opportunity to exchange ideas, share opinions and have a dialogue on some of the current burning issues such as embedding sustainability in financial institutions, making financial sector more resilient to shocks and crisis, financing sustainable development, and how financing micro, small and medium enterprises is contributing in social and economic development. It was also an occasion to get connected with like-minded professionals from different countries.
The event was also a fitting occasion to recognize the achievements of three institutions through the Global Sustainable Finance Awards, nicknamed, the “Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards”. Two winners for this year’s awards went to ADFIAP members’ DFCC Bank of Sri Lanka for Outstanding Sustainable Project Financing and Tekun Nasional of Malaysia for Best Innovation in Sustainable Financial Products & Services. India’s Yes Bank won for Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement. Certificates of Merit were also given to Alliance Finance of Sri Lanka, Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia, the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, the Infrastructure Development Company Limited of Bangladesh and ADFIAP members, Land Bank of the Philippines, Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc, (ASKI), Philippines, and Malaysia Bank Simpanan Nasional.
The conference materials, photos and details of the awardees and their project entries are available in this link: https://www.eosd.org/en/gsfc2013/welcome.html