Corporate governance

Sustainable and resilient finance


Launch of the 2020 OECD Business and Finance Outlook

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 Tuesday, 29 September 2020


The 2020 edition of the OECD Business and Finance Outlook focuses on sustainable and resilient finance, in particular the environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that are rapidly becoming a part of mainstream finance. It evaluates current ESG practices, and identifies priorities and actions to better align investments with sustainable, long-term value – especially the need for more consistent, comparable and available data on ESG performance.


The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the urgent need to consider resilience in finance, both in the financial system itself and in the role played by capital and investors in making economic and social systems more dynamic and able to withstand external shocks.


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Agenda and Speakers

"Sustainable and resilient finance: Leveraging ESG practices for long-term value"

The launch event brought together senior representatives and thought leaders from government, business, academia and the media to discuss what governments and businesses can and should be doing to drive more sustainable and resilient outcomes in finance, for the COVID-19 recovery and beyond.

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Stefan Flückiger
Deputy State Secretary and Head of the Department Planning & Strategy, State Secretariat for International Finance, Switzerland

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Anne Sheehan
Former Director of Corporate Governance, CalSTRS, and recent Chair of the United States SEC Investor Advisory Committee


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Angel Gurría  Bio 
Secretary-General, OECD

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Felipe Larraín | Bio 
Professor of Economics, Universidad Catolica de Chile (Faculty of Economics and Business and CLAPES UC), former Minister of Finance of Chile, Member of the UN Leadership Council for Sustainable Development and the Lancet Commission

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Diector for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
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Linda-Eling Lee | Bio
Managing Director and Head of Global ESG Research, MSCI

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Editor, Reuters Breakingviews (Moderator)
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Tokio Morita | Bio
Vice Minister for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency, Japan

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Group Chief Executive Officer, UBS
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Aerdt Houben | Bio 
Director for Financial Markets, De Nederlandsche Bank and Chair of the OECD Committee on Financial Market


Alain Deckers
Head of Unit, Corporate Reporting, Audit and Credit Rating Agencies, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA), European Commission
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