Greening Inclusive Finance

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:05 PM
Global Plenary
Climate Risk


This session will focus on raising awareness about the importance of prioritizing environmental outcomes in inclusive finance. It will showcase evidence on the impact that climate change has on low-income people and MSMEs, on the risks it poses to financial institutions serving these segments, and on the risks it poses to the financial system at large. The session will begin with the definition of what green inclusive finance means. It will then discuss why it matters for low-income people and for the financial system at large, followed by calls to action for different stakeholders – financial institutions, donors, investors, policymakers and regulators – clarifying who needs to do what to make change happen in the inclusive finance space.