FC4S’s Annual General Meeting Starts
On Wednesday 14 October, the International Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) held it’s first of three Annual General Meeting (AGM) sessions. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the meeting was held online, with almost all FC4S members in attendance.
FC4S’s Annual Meeting in 2020 was initially scheduled to be hosted in Paris by Finance for Tomorrow. While they could not host the meeting in person, Paris and Finance for Tomorrow assisted FC4S and were still the ‘virtual’ hosts of the meeting.
The meeting kicked off with a message from thanks and appreciation from the United Nations and was followed by remarks from both the co-chairs. The were also updates from members as well as an extended update from the FC4S Secretariat itself.
Leading in to the AGM FC4S added its first South American member, with Brazil’s Laboratory of Financial Innovation (LAB) joining the network. The Rio de Janeiro organization is a project of the Brazilian Development Association (ABDE), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It works as a multi-sectoral discussion forum and Its purpose is to promote dialogue between the public and private sectors and to share experience among various agents of the economy.
The next sessions of the AGM will be on 21 and 28 October.