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Mekong Strategic Partners, has been appointed to undertake the role of leading and coordinating the Mekong Sustainable Finance Sector Working Group. This initiative, funded and supported by Wildlife Conservation Society, USAID and Citibank, works with the banks across the Mekong Region, who are financing and investing into the infrastructure sector. The principle objective is to create an enhanced awareness of risk, and to develop capabilities to adequately assess and manage risk from a social and environmental perspective.
The Mekong Sustainable Finance Sector Working Group will build capacity within the region’s financial institutions to incorporate sustainable financing standards and practices within their operating policies and portfolios. Particular focus and attention is given to the banks and financial institutions who face increased risks from financing the infrastructure, energy and the agricultural sectors.