WIF 2021: Securities market regulators and sustainable investment

20 Oct, 2021

For more information, please contact the SSE team.

Organized in partnership with IOSCO and its Growth and Emerging Markets Committee (GEMC), this regulatory workshop is an opportunity to take stock of the most recent developments in the area of sustainable finance and to assist GEMC jurisdictions in initiating implementation of global standards in this area. 

The growth of ESG investing and sustainability-related products has led to several challenges, including concerns regarding consistency and comparability of available information, and the risk of greenwashing. Since the last World Investment Forum in 2018, regulators and policymakers worldwide have been examining issues relating to sustainable finance in their regulatory and supervisory roles in order to address these challenges and have been ramping up their efforts related to sustainable finance. 


The webinar took place on 20 October, from 12:00 to 14:30 (CEST).



About WIF

The UNCTAD World Investment Forum (WIF) is the pre-eminent global platform for investment and development. The Forum devises strategies and solutions for global investment and development challenges. The Forum offers a unique opportunity to influence investment-related policymaking, shape the global investment environment, and to network with global leaders in business and politics. For more information and the full programme of events, visit: worldinvestmentforum.unctad.org 


  • James Zhan
    Director, Investment and Enterprise
  • Mohammed Omran
    Financial Regulatory Authority - Egypt
  • Sina Hbous
    Head, Sustainable Development
    Financial Regulatory Authority - Egypt
  • Bing Shen
    Director General, Department of International Affairs
    China Securities Regulatory Commission
  • Erik Thedeen
    Director General
  • Bruno de Freitas Gomes
    Director, Securitization and Alternative Investments
    Comissão de Valores Mobiliários Brasil
  • Mark Manning
    Technical Specialist, Sustainable Finance and Stewardship
    Financial Conduct Authority
  • Evert van Walsum
    Head, Investors and Issuers Department
    European Securities and Markets Authority
  • Martin Moloney
    Secretary General
  • Raluca Tircoci Craciun
    Head, Growth and Emerging Markets

About the SSE

​The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organizations, can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSE seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical assistance and advisory services.