About Us

About Us

The Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG) aims to mobilize sustainable finance as a way of ensuring global growth and stability and promoting the transitions towards greener, more resilient and inclusive societies and economies. The Group is tasked to identify institutional and market barriers to sustainable finance and to develop options to overcome such barriers, and contribute to a better alignment of the international financial system to the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement.

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2021

On April 7th 2021, the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors endorsed the reestablishment of the SFSG and upgrade it to become a working group under the title “G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group” (G20 SFWG). The Group was also mandated to developing, in a collaborative manner, an initial evidence-based and climate-focused G20 sustainable finance roadmap, improving sustainability reporting, identifying sustainable investments, and aligning International Financial Institutions’ efforts with the Paris Agreement.

2021

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On April 7th 2021, under Italy’s G20 Presidency, Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors endorsed the reestablishment of the SFSG and upgrade it to become a working group under the title “G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group” (G20 SFWG). The Group was also mandated to developing, in a collaborative manner, an initial evidence-based and climate-focused G20 sustainable finance roadmap, improving sustainability reporting, identifying sustainable investments, and aligning International Financial Institutions’ efforts with the Paris Agreement.

2018

In 2018, the group’s remit was expanded to consider additional aspects of sustainable development and the group was renamed Sustainable Finance Study Group (SFSG).

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2018

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In 2018, under the Argentinian Presidency, its remit was expanded to consider additional aspects of sustainable development and the group was renamed Sustainable Finance Study Group (SFSG).

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2016

Launched in 2016, the Green Finance Study Group was mandated to identify institutional and market barriers to green finance and options to enhance the mobilisation of private capital for green investment. During 2016-18, the Group facilitated the formation of a global consensus on the need to scale up green finance and focused global attention on a range of key topics for the development of sustainable finance worldwide.

2016

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Launched in 2016 during China’s G20 presidency, the Green Finance Study Group was mandated to identify institutional and market barriers to green finance and options to enhance the mobilisation of private capital for green investment. During 2016-18, the Group facilitated the formation of a global consensus on the need to scale up green finance and focused global attention on a range of key topics for the development of sustainable finance worldwide.