Wednesday webinar at one: Covid-19 and sustainable development in emerging markets

Wednesday 23 February 2022 | 13:00 - 13:40 | Webinar

This session is brought to you by the CFA UK’s ESG working group

Nobuko Ichikawa, Associate Director, Senior Environmental/Social Advisor, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and Kennith Rosario, Senior Correspondent, Uxolo Development Finance, will discuss the key implications and lessons learned from analysing five selected emerging markets during the pandemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted global supply chains, inhibited investments and interrupted labour markets, affecting the livelihoods of millions of people. It has exposed and aggravated economic inequality and adverse economic outcomes, which are likely to impact the health and well-being of the vulnerable through disrupted access to basic healthcare services and increased mental and physical stress.

Join this webinar to find out some key actions and opportunities for investors and the financial industry in achieving sustainable development in these circumstances.

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Registration: 12:55

Event: 13:00 - 13:40

CPD Points: 0.75


Nobuko Ichikawa, Senior Environmental Advisor, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Nobuko Ichikawa is a Senior Environmental Adviser in the Environment Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London.

Since the UN resolution to combat the proliferation of AMR was issued in September 2016, she has been working on AMR initiatives to effectively recognise AMR risks and take adequate mitigation measure at the project level as well as through policy dialogue.

EBRD launched the new environmental & social policy in April 2019, which incorporated specific references on AMR as the first multi development bank (MDB). Nobuko has been working for EBRD since 1996 and prior to EBRD, at the World Bank in Washington D.C. from 1991 to 1996. 

Nobuko obtained a Master’s in urban studies and city planning in MIT at Cambridge, M.A., Master’s at Hosei University and Bachelor’s at Chuo University in Tokyo.

Kennith Rosario, Senior Correspondent, Uxolo Development Finance

Kennith Rosario is a senior correspondent with Uxolo Development Finance, covering impact and development finance with a keen interest in gender and climate-related issues.

Kennith has previously worked as a journalist across print and television media in India and Germany covering human rights, gender, arts, and cinema.

Kennith graduated with an MPhil in multidisciplinary gender studies from the University of Cambridge.

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