World Bank: Mobilizing Capital Markets for Sustainable Finance

One of world’s largest supranational issuer, with 189 member countries, the World Bank has “established ambitious, but achievable goals to galvanize international and national efforts to end extreme poverty globally within a generation and to promote shared prosperity.”   

Our guest is Heike Reichelt, the Head of Investor Relations and New Products at the World Bank. We’ll learn about the World Bank’s funding programs, their influential work in sustainable development and how they mobilize capital markets to reduce social inequality and support UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

In this episode:

  • Why the World Bank was created and how it has innovated in the sustainable finance arena.   
  • We talk about how the World Bank develops financial products to alleviate poverty and support the 17 SDGs. 
  • How World Bank has been one of the front runners in driving financial innovations for 75 years, including developing the green and sustainable development bond market. 
  • Learn how Heike’s global development finance career has evolved with the markets and more. 

This episode's guest

Heike Reichelt
Heike Reichelt
Head of Investor Relations and New Products

This episode's host

Manju Seal
Manju Seal
Head of Sustainable Finance Advisory, BMO Capital Markets

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