The ICLRC General Director Ekaterina Salugina-Sorokovaya was the moderator of the session “Finance Initiatives of a Sustainable Future: How the UN is Changing the World of Finance” at the ECUMENE congress.
Opening the session, Ekaterina Salugina-Sorokovaya thanked Gazprombank, the General Partner of the congress, for the priceless contribution to the organization of the event, and also expressed gratitude to the UNEP FI for their active participation in the organization of the session.
Speaking about the goals of the ECUMENE Congress, she noted the following. First, the integration of Russian business into the dialogue on sustainable development. Second, the educational goal, because “we, as experts, working with a huge number of organizations and businesses, see that in fact there is no common understanding of what responsible financing is,” the expert explained.
Speaking about the unique expertise of the UNEP FI, Ekaterina Salugina-Sorokovaya noted that in two years almost 250 banks representing 40% of banking assets worldwide have joined the Principles of Responsible Banking.
Watch the full version of the session on the ECUMENE website.
Ecumene 2021 is the first international congress on sustainable development in the financial sector, which is being held with the support of the United Nations in Moscow. The International and Comparative Law Research Center is the co-organizer of the event.