Investors Keen to Finance ASEAN's Climate Goals, but Lack of Bankable Projects an Issue


Southeast Asia needs to design and develop more bankable projects in order to mobilize private capital to finance its climate ambitions, said experts at the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) third Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS). 

In a panel, "Accelerating Climate Finance for Green Recovery," speakers explored the challenges facing Southeast Asia in meeting its climate goals and identified steps needed to rapidly mobilize climate finance. They also presented examples and initiatives on strengthening the enabling environment and policy frameworks for green and climate finance.


  • Moderator: Naeeda Crishna Morgado, Infrastructure Specialist (Innovation and Green Finance), ADB
  • Lyn Javier, Assistant Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Eugene Wong, CEO, Sustainable Finance Institute Asia; ASEAN Taxonomy Board Edwin
  • Syahruzad, President Director, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur
  • Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Anouj Mehta, Country Director, Thailand Resident Mission; Unit Head, ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility, ADB

SEADS 2022, "Sustainable Solutions for Southeast Asia's Recovery," was held on 16–17 March.

Watch SEADS 2022 videos.