Impact Investment Trailblazer Showcase
Financing Climate Resilience in Asia
Organized by Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) in partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML), the 2017 Impact Investment Trailblazer Showcase will bring together over 100 key ecosystem players from the public, private and philanthropic sectors to explore solutions to financing climate resilience in Asia. The event celebrates the partnership between IIX, a pioneer in impact investing, and BofAML, a leading global issuer of green bonds, coming together to change the narrative from climate change to climate action.
Bringing together over 100 impact investors in Asia and key ecosystem players
Panel discussion and Open Floor Q&A with thought leaders from BofAML, United Nations ESCAP and the Green Climate Fund
Exclusive showcase featuring exciting and scalable impact enterprises
Networking cocktail reception
6:30- 6:45: Introducing “Financing Climate Resilience in Asia”
6:45-7:30pm: Panel Discussion and Open Floor Q&A with Industry Leaders from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, United Nations ESCAP, and Green Climate Fund
7:30-8:00pm: Interactive Showcase featuring three high-impact, climate-focused enterprises
8:00pm: Networking & Cocktails
Why Climate Resilience?
In 2016, the world made tremendous progress driving forward the global climate change agenda. The banking sector spurred growth in the global Green Bond market, which touched $93.4 billion – more than doubling from 2015.[iii]
However, more needs to be done.
Climate change and its impacts are accelerating the pace and intensity of the environmental shocks and stresses facing the world. The cost of inaction translates into a loss of 8% of the annual GDP in the world’s developing countries by 2030 and a global loss of US$ 44 trillion by 2060.[vi] Shifting the narrative from climate change to climate resilience is exceptionally important in Asia, which is home to 6 out of 10 countries with the greatest exposure to climate change risks at present.
An important piece of the equation is the need to finance solutions.
The BofAML-IIX partnership focuses on building climate resilience in Asia by supporting the mobilization of capital at the pace and scale required to improve lives today and create a greener planet tomorrow.
About the Event Partner:
Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving large corporations, small- and middle-market businesses and individual consumers in more than 150 countries with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. The company provides, through various banking and broker-dealer affiliates, M&A advice, equity and debt capital raising solutions, lending, risk management, treasury, liquidity, and payments management. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For additional information regarding Bank of America Merrill Lynch, please see www.bankofamerica.com/disclaimer.
Environmental, Social and Governance at Bank of America
At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at about.bankofamerica.com, and connect with us on Twitter at @BofA_News.