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Building back greener - a critical year

Building back greener - a critical year

16 October 2020

The Institute of International Finance held its Annual Membership Meeting on 12 to 16 October. The key theme this year was financing a sustainable economy and examines a post-COVID-19 recovery as well as drivers for future growth.

Ben Caldecott took part in the discussion on building back better and greener. As the pandemic is highlighting connections between people and the planet, momentum is increasing on climate action together with the recognition that social inequality needs to be addressed at the same time as environmental goals. As governments and corporates are strengthening their commitments to net zero and the UN's sustainable development goals, there may be reason to be optimistic ahead of next year's COP26 climate talks.

Photo by La Victorie on Unsplash

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