2021 Summit

19-20 October 2021

Building upon the positive results of the first edition of the Finance in Common Summit (FiCS), Public Development Banks will convene for a second time to reiterate and reinforce their commitments in support of common actions for climate and sustainable development.

The Summit will be hosted by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), the Italian National Promotional Institution and Financial Institution for Development Cooperation, in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and with the support from all the members of the Finance in Common Coalition. It will be held 19-20 October 2021 in Rome and in digital format, and will gather the whole development bank community, comprising more than 500 PDBs and other key stakeholders (governments, central banks, private sector, civil society, think tanks and academia, etc.).

 

2020 Summit

Building Resilience for People and Planet  

The first edition of the Finance in Common Summit (9-12 November 2020) underscored the crucial role of Public Development Banks (PDBs) in reconciling short-term countercyclical responses with sustainable recovery measures that will have a long-term impact on the planet and societies.

By reconciling the entire finance community in support of common action for climate and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Finance in Common Summit was a key milestone on the way to the crucial events of 2021, notably the COP26, the COP15 and the Generation Equality Forum.

 

 

Joint Declaration 

The first deliverable of the Finance in Common Summit is a joint declaration of all Public Development Banks stating their willingness to contribute to the recovery and align with sustainable finance principles.

REPLAYS

  • FiCS Plenary 

  • Opening Session : click here
  • Mobilisation of Development Finance for Sustainable Sport click here
  • State of Green Banks 2020: A Global Movement in the Making : click here
  • How to Make the Most of Public Development Banks : click here 
  • Finance in Common: All Stakeholders to Join Forces with Public Development Banks : click here
  • High-Level Events
    • Africa: Towards a Sustainable Recovery for the Private Sector - click here 
    • Human Security in Fragile Settings: Scaling-Up Humanitarian and Resilience Investment - click here 
    • Key Role of Public Equity in Financing Both the Post-Covid-19 Recovery and Responsible Investment - click here 
    • Development Banks as Actors for Change Towards Gender Equality - click here 
    • Financing Local Action and Resilient Cities: The Role of Subnational Development Banks - click here
    • Financing Sustainable Food Systems: PDBs as Catalysts of New Investment Models - click here 
    • European and Global Leadership in Paris Alignment: Commitment to Action! - click here 
    • Accelerating Investment for Climate Adaptation and Resilience - click here
    • Social Investment for People, Planet and Prosperity - click here
    • Building Back Better with a Biodiversity-Positive Economy - click here 

SPEAKERS

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Timothy Adams
12 Nov
Timothy
Adams
President and CEO
Institute of International Finance (IIF)
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Akinwumi Adesina
12 Nov
Akinwumi A.
Adesina
President of the
African Development Bank Group
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
12 Nov
Tedros
Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General
World Health Organization (WHO)
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Masood Adhmed
9 Nov
Masood
Ahmed
President
Center for Global Development
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Ibrahim Almojel
11 Nov
Ibrahim
Almojel
CEO
Saudi Industrial Development Fund
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Ahmadou Aly Mbaye
10 Nov
Ahmadou
Aly Mbaye
President
Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar
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Inger Andersen
12 Nov
Inger
Andersen
Executive Director
United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
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Soren Andreasen
12 Nov
Søren Peter
Andreasen
CEO
EDFI, the Association of European Development Finance Institutions
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Karim Arslan
11 Nov
Karim
Arslan
Director
Green Finance Institute (GFI)
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Emmanuelle Assouan
10 Nov
Emmanuelle
Assouan
Deputy Director General for financial stability and operations
Banque de France
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Arnaud Assoumani
11 Nov
Arnaud
Assoumani
Sport Impact Leaders
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Samantha Attridge
10 Nov
Samantha
Attridge
Senior Research Fellow
ODI

Public Development Banks in Action

The PDBs in Action platform seeks to promote projects and programs led by PDBs in their respective jurisdictions, whether international, regional or national, that illustrate the critical role of PDBs in addressing urgent issues, sustainable recovery, and climate action, and in achieving positive outcomes for people and planet.

The projects may also be supported (and in some cases, led) by other partners, e.g. humanitarian or philanthropic organizations, NGOs, universities, or Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), each bringing a comparative advantage on the operational schemes.

30 projects are showcased during the Finance in Common Summit.

See the 30 PDBs in Action showcase 

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PDBs in Action

Partners

The inaugural edition of the Finance in Common Summit has been made possible with support from the following organizations: 

  • CO-ORGANIZERS:

  • MAIN PARTNERS

  • GRAND PARTNERS:

  • PARTNERS:

  • REGIONAL PDB NETWORKS: 

  • EVENT PARTNERS: 

  • MEDIA PARTNERS:

  • RESEARCH CONFERENCE PARTNERS: 

  • PARIS PEACE FORUM PARTNERS: