Green finance and investment 2019

About the OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment :

Achieving climate objectives and a broader set of environmental objectives linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including in support of biodiversity and water security, will require:
  •  Domestic ambition to rapidly and efficiently decarbonise and enhance resilience in all sectors, and scale up ambition on other environmental objectives, including biodiversity and water;
  • Well-aligned policies across the whole of government;
  • Strong and consistent signalling and well-targeted policy interventions to engage and mobilise industry and private finance, combined with a conducive investment environment; 
  • Increased global co-operation between state and non-state actors, including financial and technical support for developing countries; and
  • Monitoring of progress in green investment and financing and of environmental outcomes.
Policies need to be cost-effective and supported by robust, evidence-based analysis, and reflect an understanding of the perspectives and constraints of investors, who will be the engine of the transition to a green and sustainable economy.

This event brings together leading actors from the green and sustainable finance and investment community to promote effective engagement, collaboration and action on green finance and investment. This includes institutional investors, asset managers, ministries of finance, central banks and other financial regulators and supervisors, environment policy makers, commercial and investment banks, multilateral development banks, green investment banks, corporations, civil society, philanthropies and more.

The Centre seeks to produce high-quality policy-oriented research and analysis on green finance and investment. A key objective of the Centre is to address policy and market challenges and support the scaling up of green finance and investment. The Centre taps into the private, public and philanthropic sectors for cutting-edge expertise and analysis as well as access to the latest innovations and initiatives in a quickly evolving area. This enriches the Centre’s work and reach, contributes to its analysis, and provides direct insights into the policy making process. The Centre seeks to support developed, emerging, and developing economies by pursuing work in the key areas of:
  • strategies, policies, and actions for investment in the low-carbon, climate-resilient transition, as well as broader environmental issues like water and biodiversity
  • financing for green investment, including for climate change, water and biodiversity
  • tracking progress in green finance and investment 
Effective implementation of key OECD standards such as the Anti-Bribery Convention, the MNE Guidelines and the Principles of Corporate Governance is critical to ensuring trust in business and promoting a level playing field for companies.
Angel Gurría
OECD Secretary-General 

Coming sessions


Key steps to reaching climate objectives in cities

Infrastructure investment in Asia

Moving towards more robust climate disclosure

Conference Centre