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Governor Wenzel in London for panel discussion on sustainable financing

12 May 2016

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Governor Wenzel (third from the right) at the EBRD meeting
PARIS - The Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) Rolf Wenzel was in London on 9-11 May, where he participated in a panel discussion on sustainable financing, organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).  

The event was organised in the context of G20 efforts to further the green finance agenda. Its purpose was to create an opportunity for an exchange of views from experts, government officials, policy-makers, and investors on financing green infrastructure investment.  

Governor Wenzel also held a series of bilateral meetings with representatives of CEB member countries, in the margins of the EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum in London.  

 

 

Set up in 1956, the CEB (Council of Europe Development Bank) has 41 member states. Twenty-two Central, Eastern and South Eastern European countries, forming the Bank's target countries, are listed among the member states. As a major instrument of the policy of solidarity in Europe, the Bank finances social projects by making available resources raised in conditions reflecting the quality of its rating (Aa1 with Moody's, outlook stable, AA+ with Standard & Poor's, outlook stable and AA+ with Fitch Ratings, outlook stable). It thus grants loans to its member states, and to financial institutions and local authorities in its member states for the financing of projects in the social sector, in accordance with its Articles of Agreement.