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Finance can and should be a force for good

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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

SUSTAINALBE FINANCE PROGRAMME

WHY SUSTAINABLE FINANCE?

Myanmar needs to meet the aspirations of its people through its rapidly growing economy, but it also needs to preserve the bountiful natural heritage that it is blessed with, for the future well-being of all of those who live here, as well as the world at large. Economic growth in Myanmar can and should benefit both people and nature. At the current stage of Myanmar’s development, a sustainable finance paradigm combined with on-the-ground actions will catalyse nature-positive and socially beneficial finance flows, while reducing investments which are destructive and negatively affect society and the environment in Myanmar.

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

Through this programme we are supporting Myanmar in its journey toward a sustainable future through policy work to effect systemic changes in the financial sector - and to influence financial flows to be nature-positive. We are providing technical support and building capacity for Myanmar based banks to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance factors in their financing and other activities. We are developing Green Financial Solutions suited to Myanmar with replicable models. Finally, through advocacy with like-minded partners we are promoting sustainable finance as a driver and integral part of Myanmar’s story.

Meet the team

Charles Selestine
Charles Selestine
Sustainable Finance Programme Manager

What do you do?

"I advocate for and catalyse financial flows to benefit people and the planet."

Why do you do it?

"I believe finance can and should be a powerful force for good, and I can help to make that happen."

Nan Myintzu Khaing
Nan Myintzu Khaing
Sustainable Finance Programme Officer

What do you do?

"I am helping to incorporate environmental and social safeguards into Myanmar's banking and the wider financial sector."

Why do you do it?

"I believe that Myanmar's natural environment is exquisite and valuable, and should be preserved and used wisely. The financial sector is essential to influence their business strategy in order to reduce threats to natural resources and provide financial mechanisms that protect and promote sustainable ecosystems."

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