The Future of Sustainable Finance: Financing the Net Zero Transition in Emerging Markets

A perception exists that investing in climate solutions is too risky, particularly in emerging markets. How can this outlook be challenged to reassure investors? Makhtar Diop, Managing Director of the International Finance Corporation, explores how the deployment of first loss guarantees, clearer contracting guidelines and consistent regulation can accelerate the path toward a net zero transition. Accelerating Sustainable Finance is a four-episode series that profiles global thought leaders on how finance can mobilize to achieve net zero. Each episode explores topics that include the required business transformation, opportunities presented by technology, the net zero transition in emerging markets and the role of key market infrastructures.