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Greening Financial Regulatory Policy for Latin America

  • Starts11:00 am on Thursday, May 6, 2021
  • Ends12:00 pm on Thursday, May 6, 2021

The Latin American economy has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the International Monetary Fund estimating a further GDP contraction in 2021. Beyond COVID-19 though, socio-environmental conflicts, climate change and climate emergencies also pose critical threats to Latin America’s economic growth and financial stability. Latin America must therefore contend simultaneously with recovering from the pandemic and significant climate risks. How can Latin America best recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and address systemic weaknesses in the financial regulatory sector? What policy tools are available for financial regulators? How can climate risks be incorporated into Latin America’s financial regulatory policy moving forward? A working group of experts, including Latin American bank regulators, development bankers and related experts, recently convened to review the policy toolbox available to financial regulators and map a way forward, the results of which will be discussed in a forthcoming report and webinar discussion.

On Thursday, May 6, join the Boston University Global Development Policy Center and the International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy Insights, Research, and Exchange (INSPIRE) for a webinar discussion and report launch, featuring participants from the expert working group. Speakers:

• Mariana Escobar: Working Group Member;

• Natasha Kunesch: Operations Officer, INSPIRE; Researcher, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

• Pascual O'Dogherty: Working Group Member;

• Nick Robins: Co-Chair, INSPIRE; Professor in Practice, Sustainable Finance, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

• Daniel Schydlowsky: Report Author; Distinguished Fellow, Boston University Global Development Policy Center; former Superintendent of Banking, Insurance and Private Pension Fund Administrators of Peru

This research has been funded by the International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy Insights, Research and Exchange (INSPIRE). INSPIRE is a global research stakeholder of the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS); it is philanthropically funded through the ClimateWorks Foundation and co-hosted by ClimateWorks and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics.

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