Congratulations to our Vice President and Special Advisor to the Chairman, Mr. Ben McQuhae, to be appointed as a sherpa to lead the carbon markets workstream of the Asia-Pacific Financial Forum (APFF) Sustainable Finance Development Network (SFDN)!
SFDN is a permanent landing platform for private-public sector collaboration to support the development of sustainable Finance in APEC Economies. Its focus is to ensure that key policy principles are considered, such as consistency and interoperability among jurisdictions, to minimize fragmentation, and to ensure APEC Economies’ concerns and interests are taken into account in global policymaking and framework development.
The SFDN is a network within the Asia-Pacific Financial Forum (APFF), a policy initiative of the APEC Finance Ministers, who entrusted its oversight to the APEC Business Advisory Council.
The network acts as a Forum of Experts and it has been developed to support and align existing initiatives and stakeholders by means of the development of a consensus on a common work framework that looks at Sustainable Finance from a holistic and pragmatic perspective and categorizes the required action items into a series of building blocks and focus areas. The network is also meant to develop and encourage strong and efficient capacity-building governance structures, and to promote alignment and coordination of efforts for effective skills and knowledge development.