Judging from the attendance of 110 chief executives, board members and senior officers of development financing institutions as well as regional and international organizations, the relevance and timeliness of the topics, the interesting side events held, and the positive feedback from the delegates themselves, the conduct of the 6th International Forum for Chief Executives of DFIs (CEO Forum VI) was deemed a resounding success by the organizers.
Organized by ADFIAP and hosted by the Association members in the Philippines, namely, the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Land Bank of the Philippines (LDB), Planters Development Bank, and the Philippines Export-Import Credit Agency, the 6th edition of the CEO Forum VI covered the theme, “Leading the Recovery: Environmental, Social and Governance Imperatives for DFIs” and tackled the global economic crisis, the impact of climate change, and other challenges to sustainable development Specific topics discussed were development finance and migrant workers’ remittances, fund sources for financing development, governance and financial institutions, financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation, and financial inclusion and social finance.
Two pre-Forum events – the seminar on Islamic Banking & Finance and the UNEP Finance Initiative’s workshop on Environment and Social Risks in Lending and Investment Practices – were also widely received by another set of 90 participants, mostly from Philippine banks and other business organizations (please see related stories).
The CEO Forum is an annual event that serves as a venue for chief executives and senior officers from ADFIAP member-institutions and partners to stay abreast of current issues and challenges in financing sustainable development This year’s forum was also organized as a “green event”. For more information on the CEO Forum, please visit this link: https://www.adfiap.org/events.php.