The role of sustainable bonds in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals was the subject of a digital UNDP-EIB event The Sustainable Development Goals and Bonds – Working together for Impact which saw a special focus on the needs of emerging markets. Senior representatives from the Indonesian and Uzbek Finance Ministries joined UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, EIB President Werner Hoyer, Vice President Ambroise Fayolle as well as Head of EIB Capital Markets Eila Kreivi and Maria Shaw-Barragan Head of EIB Global Partners for the wide ranging discussion.
Around 600 international inclusive finance professionals will gather at the Rwanda Convention Centre in Kigali for the African Microfinance Week (referred to as ‘SAM’, the French acronym). SAM takes place in Rwanda for the first time and is slated for Monday, 18 October, to Friday, 22 October.
The European Investment Bank Group’s global response to the COVID-19 economic and healthcare crises has been recognized with the annual European Award by GlobSec, a research institute based in Bratislava that is dedicated to finding solutions for a better world. EIB Vice President Lilyana Pavlova accepted the award at the Tatra Summit, one of Slovakia’s leading international conferences that brings together leaders in the public and private sectors to discuss pressing economic and political issues. GlobSec sponsors the summit.
Vice-President Pavlova spoke at the Tatra Summit about the need to make European transport greener and explained how the Bank is providing more financing and advisory services in this sector. She also gave advice on green energy during a focus group session.
Former EIB Vice-President Corneille Bruck passed away on 26 September 2021 in Bonn. He was 88 years old.
EIB President Werner Hoyer participated in the fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), hosted by Barbados, to explore how policies and financial instruments can help build a more resilient and equal world.