The Global Sustainable Finance Network (GSFN) is a voluntary membership based global initiative launched in 2011 under the auspices of the World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI)* by the European Organisation for Sustainable Development (EOSD) and the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia & the Pacific (ADFIAP)**.

Vision

We envision a thriving, pre-eminent global community of financial institutions and other stakeholders working together for projects, programs and activities that are socially beneficial, environmentally responsible and economically viable.

Mission

To promote sustainable finance through initiatives that provide growth opportunities to members, enhance their capacities, foster innovation and bring together stakeholders to promote a model financial industry that is based on sustainable practices.

The GSFN has been established to:

Provide a common platform that helps its member financial institutions benefit from opportunities emerging through transformation to sustainable economy;

Support its members in developing capacities to integrate sustainability across the board;

Foster initiatives that help build public-private partnerships promoting sustainable lending and investments;

Offer networking opportunities to member financial institutions, multilateral organizations, government bodies, business and industry and other stakeholders for sharing experiences and ideas;

Provide a forum to support the development and execution of sustainable finance policies and practices;

Present a marketplace for members to promote their sustainable finance expertise, business ideas, products and services and to search for partners to develop and execute programs, projects and activities; and

Perform any other task that promotes sustainable finance.

Membership Benefits

To be part of an inclusive and innovative effort to work together for projects, programs and activities that are socially beneficial, environmentally responsible and economically viable

To participate in capacity building opportunities through GSFN forums and conferences

To benefit from emerging innovative business opportunities

To network with like-minded financial institutions and other stakeholders including multilateral organizations, government bodies, business and industry and academic community - all working together for a common goal

To demonstrate your commitment in making sustainability an integral part of your organisation

To make your organization a part of the solution to the world’s ecological, social and economic problems

How to become part of the network?

The organizations eligible to join GSFN include:

Financial institutions
Institutions involved in green equity and venture capital for businesses that help our transition to low carbon and sustainable economy
Multilateral organizations
Policy making bodies and government agencies
Institutional investors
Industry and project sponsors interested in sustainable financing
Social Finance Organisations
Academic institutions with focus on banking and finance, sustainable development and related disciplines

Interested institutions are requested to send a completed copy of the registration form.

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*WFDFI is the global focal point for institutions providing and promoting sustainable development finance. It has 328 member institutions in 154 countries and territories around the world.
**ADFIAP is the focal point of all development banks and other financial institutions engaged in the financing of sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region. It has 131 member institutions in 45 countries.


The Global Sustainable Finance Network (GSFN) is a membership-based global initiative that brings together financial institutions and other stakeholders committed to the advancement of sustainable finance.

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Discuss

The Paradigm Shift
From short term profit orientation to long term success

Future Proofing
Embedding sustainability into the DNA of financial institutions for driving future performance and thriving in a competitive environment

Seizing the Opportunity
Unlocking the business potential of embracing sustainability

Explore

The Survival Imperative
Shifting from shareholder to stakeholder value

Leadership Strategies
Steering financial institutions in times of rapid change and the era of disruptive innovation

Latest Trends and Developments
Innovations in financial inclusion, SME finance and large-scale project financing

Share and Network

Showcasing Achievements
Demonstrate your institution’s sustainability initiatives and get valuable feedback from peers and experts from across the globe

Connecting with Change-makers
Build global strategic partnerships with forward-looking professionals and thought leaders committed to co-create the next generation of banking and finance

This global forum was launched in 2011 by European Organisation for Sustainable Development and the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia & the Pacific in cooperation with the City of Karlsruhe. It was initiated under the auspices of the World Federation of Development Finance Institutions and was endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme - Financial Institutions (UNEP FI). The Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) is the conference partner.