We have spent a lot of time quibbling over taxonomies and criteria, but the export finance industry is now taking sustainability far more seriously: some organisations are even pledging up to $200 billion in sustainability-linked financing by 2025. In a shift from previous years, companies are increasingly looking at the carbon footprint or ‘green’ impact that their investments leave behind. To transform ambitious targets into reality, we have got to rethink how we incorporate sustainability into deal-making. We consider how to make this happen:
This panel will provide vital updates to export and project finance professionals in the region. Much has occurred since 2020 kicked off. Clients have called for greater flexibility from their home country ECAs to remain competitive and continue projects that have been put on hold. We will zoom into the differences between OECD and non-OECD bound ECAs levels of inventiveness and investments in technological innovation. How can those ECAs bound to the OECD consensus provide a more flexible product offering? Will the increase in ECA financing match that of the post-recession in 2008/09? That changes have been made to their product offerings? Are ECAs able to continue offering the longer tenors their competitors are unable to?
In June we gathered to discuss the world of export finance, most of us working from home due to Covid-19, under the assumption that we would meet physically this October. With the World Health Organization citing up to two years until the pandemic subsides, we need to evaluate our initial responses and prepare ourselves for the years to come: