The Minister of Finance kicked off the presentation of the main findings of the second year of work of the Public-Private Roundtable on Green Finance. The initiative was created in 2019 by the Ministry of Finance to analyse the challenges introduced by climate change in the financial system and develop concrete actions to move towards carbon neutrality by 2050.
On the occasion, the Secretary of State highlighted the Government’s strong commitment to climate action. “Despite the tremendous efforts we are making in the areas of health, household support and economic recovery, we have to think in the medium term and in that sense the challenges of climate change are very important. The work of this Roundtable is tremendously relevant as it allows us to connect the public and private sector to see how we can mobilise resources and implement policies that take climate change into consideration”.
During the seminar, the report “Action Plan for the development of a Taxonomy of Green Activities”, prepared by CBI, and the Progress Report on the implementation of the commitments of the Green Deal were presented. The members of the Roundtable, financial regulators, financial sector associations and entities, the Ministry of Environment and international collaborators participated in its preparation.
In addition, the Chilean Association of Auditors, together with the Santiago Stock Exchange, Sistema B and Chile Transparente, presented at the event a diagnosis and recommendations to improve the quality of environmental, social and corporate governance data, better known by its acronym ASG.