12 April 2023

Key takeaways "Leveraging Public Development Banks for resilient communities: towards social justice and just climate transitions"

ILO-FICS Workshop

The Finance in Common’ Coalition for Social Investment, co-led by the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) and the French Development Agency (AFD) held a conversation between Gilbert Houngbo, Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and representatives of Public Development Banks and civil society organizations, to discuss the policies and investments needed to support social justice and just climate transitions.

The event gathered around 220 people representing more than 60 institutions (see below draft list of attendance), both in person and remotely. It served to showcase the critical role of PDBs, which are already financing projects globally (to support adaptive social protection, decent jobs, skills, urban development or energy transition e.g.), and which could do even more to accelerate the “just” components of these transitions, to benefit both people and the planet.