Our COP26 programme also saw the launch of our new SDG Financial Products Platform with our first platform partner Aegon and their Global Sustainable Sovereign Bond Fund. GEFI is working with Aegon throughout the product lifespan to refine the product and share learnings with the ultimate purpose to grow the ecosystem of SDG aligned financial products.

The platform is currently open for applications from partners in other asset classes and the next round of partners will be joining during the first half of next year. For more information on the SDG Financial Products Platform and Aegon’s Global Sustainable Sovereign Bond Fund please click here.

The launch event took place at Ross Priory, on the banks of Loch Lomond.

Representatives from GEFI and Aegon explained the details of both the Platform and the Global Sustainable Bond Fund. Learn more.

Attendees included members of the GEFI Global Steering Group, as well as senior banking and investment professionals.

Following the presentation, attendees were able to enjoy a short guided tour of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Elsewhere at COP26, the Platform was presented to attendees of the Scottish Government’s Finance Day reception, along with contributions from other stakeholders, including NatWest group.