“Unveiling ESG: Insights from a Climate Finance Expert”


On the 25th of April 2024, at 15:00 GMT, join Iffat Mahmud for a lively Fireside Chat with Kongkona Sarma, a seasoned Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Climate Finance Consultant with years of experience working in various markets in Asia and Africa. In this Fireside Chat, Iffat and Kongkona will engage in a discussion on the fundamentals of ESG and break it down into simple and digestible components. The goal of the event is to leave you with clarity and inform you of recent developments in Asia and Africa that are relevant to your context.


Kongkona is based in London and specializes in ESG and climate/green finance. She has been designing and delivering workshops and executing projects on measuring financed emissions, climate risks, and opportunities. Notably, she conducted ESG awareness sessions for a USAID Trade project in Turkmenistan and has developed training for Financial Institutions in Asia and Africa covering decarbonization pathways, climate risk management, green loan principles, measuring financed emissions, and green taxonomies.


Iffat Mahmud, the Regional Representative of Innovision Global Consulting Limited in Africa, brings over a decade of expertise in private sector development, particularly in Bangladesh and Nigeria. She is adept at designing pro-poor business models in the agriculture and health sectors, driven by her commitment to addressing challenges in challenging markets and fostering customer-oriented businesses.


Innovision Consulting has been engaged in delivering research, advisory, and project management services for the past 15 years throughout Asia, Africa, and the MENA region. Recently, Innovision has been working on technical assistance projects for financial institutions and the private sector on climate finance in Bangladesh and Zambia.


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