Finance for Sustainable Agriculture: Opportunities, Pathways and Actions

Date: 07 Dec 2022
Location: Online

2022 China SIF Week Side Event

Finance for Sustainable Agriculture: Opportunities, Pathways and Actions

Climate change is exacerbating the challenges of global food security, and the need for agriculture and food systems transition has been reached consensus. Capital markets have a vital role in supporting the evolution of agriculture and food systems towards more efficient, low-carbon, resilient and sustainable. This seminar will focus on the role of green and transition finance and will discuss the prospects of opportunities, transition pathways and practical experiences of financial institutions entities in investing and financing green development and transition in agriculture.

Date:Dec 7th. 2022 16:00-18:30


Theme:Finance for Sustainable Agriculture:

Opportunities, Pathways and Actions

Host(s):Climate Bonds Initiative, SynTao Green Finance

Host:LONG Yuqing, ESG Product Manager, SynTao Green Finance



Opening Remark

Sean KIDNEY, CEO and Co-founder of Climate Bonds Initiative

GUO Peiyuan, Chairman, China Sustainable Investment Forum


Keynote speech

CHEN Ying, Director of Cereals and Oils Department, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Livestock

XIE Wenhong, Head of China, Climate Bonds Initiative

FU Xiaotian, Director, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China


Agricultural Standards Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: XU Xiuling, Senior Vice President at CreditEase and Member of China SIF Board of Directors


RAO Shuling,

Deputy Secretary-General of the Beijing Green Finance Association

Senior Researcher of Institute of Finance and Sustainability

Leisa SOUZA, Head of Latin America of Climate Bonds Initiative

LAN Xing, Vice President, Green & Sustainable Hub, Asia Pacific, Natixis Corporate and Investment Banking

SHEN Lina, Director of Institutional Business, SynTao Green Finance


Agricultural Commodity Investment Roundtable Discussion

How can green and transformational finance be mobilised by developing sustainable value chains?

Moderator: LI Shaoxin, China Agriculture Transition Lead, Climate Bonds Initiative


DU Hongxia, Senior Program Manager, Energy Transition & Climate Finance, WWF

Erika SUSANTO, Research & Data Director of FAIRR Initiative

QIN Jun, Deputy General Manager of Muyuan Foods



Agri-food Transition Principles

LI Shaoxin, China Agriculture Transition Lead, Climate Bonds Initiative

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