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GIZ holds programme on sustainable financing for bankers

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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GIZ Bangladesh organised a sustainable finance training programme for 30 bankers of Sylhet, so they support the mobilisation of climate and environment-friendly investment from the private sector.

The training titled "Sustainable Finance for Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities" was jointly arranged by Sustainable Finance Department (SFD), Bangladesh Bank and GIZ BD at Rose View Hotel, Sylhet recently, said a press release.

The Improved Coordination of the International Climate Finance (ICICF) project, implemented by GIZ Bangladesh, on behalf of the German Federal Government, is partnering with SFD to organise a series of training on sustainable finance in five out of eight divisions of Bangladesh.

An awareness-raising event was held for more than 50 business leaders and entrepreneurs of Sylhet, who are interested in sustainable financing and investments.

This event was also held at Rose View Hotel, Sylhet. Titled "Sustainable Finance for Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for the Private Sector", the bankers and private sector participants engaged in in-depth discussions with Bangladesh Bank officials on how to easily access the low-cost funding options for sustainable businesses and initiatives.

Director of Sustainable Finance Department of Bangladesh Bank Khondkar Morshed Millat inaugurated the training programme while Dr Firdaus Ara Hussain, principal advisor of ICICF Project welcomed the participants at the event.

Technical sessions of the training were conducted by Amitabh Chakraborty, additional director, Delwar Hossain, joint director, Md Arifiul Kabir, deputy director from the SFD of Bangladesh Bank.

The experts covered different important areas such as sustainable finance reporting, screening of sustainable financing proposals, green refinance schemes, utilisation of refinancing products, sustainable financing options offered by Bangladesh Bank and low-cost funding alternatives for green investments.

The programme was moderated by Prof Dr SM Ahsan Habib, Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM).