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Sustainable finance in emerging markets and the role of securities regulators

Jun 27, 2019 | IOSCO | International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

During the past several years, market participants, regulators and policy makers have increasingly focused their attention on issues concerning sustainable finance in its many forms.These issues are particularly relevant for growth and emerging markets as they seek to developcapital markets in their jurisdictions. Accordingly, in late 2017, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)’s Growth and Emerging Markets Committee (GEMC) initiated a project on Sustainable finance in emerging markets and the role of securities regulators, to help emerging markets regulators better understand the issues and challenges that affect the development of sustainable finance in capital markets. This Consultation Report explores the issues and challenges that affect the development of sustainable finance in capital markets, focusing on sustainable assets in emerging markets and measures to facilitate market development in this area.