On 5 September 2017 the International Green Finance Forum was held in Beijing, China where amidst the workshops, presentations and speeches two huge announcements were made.
The first major announcement was that Dr. Ma Jun would be joining UN Environment as a Special Advisor on Sustainable Finance. With over 27 years of experience in the financial and public service sector he is the perfect person to explore and help implement new ways to deliver the trillions of dollars needed each year to make sustainable development a reality.
The other major news to come out of the forum was the signing of the Environmental Risk Management Initiative for China‘s Overseas Investment by seven industrial associations. The initiative was an important move to encourage and catalyze the environmental risk management of China’s overseas financial and investment entities