Underwriting the future through developing sustainable and green financial services

Since its inception in 1995, GBRW has been working in the field of sustainable finance.

This includes development finance initiatives to underpin missing economic infrastructure, as well as enhancing access to finance for SMEs and under-served social or economic groups.

In 2011, GBRW ventured into the then niche area of climate or green finance, providing advice to the UK Department for International Development on the UK’s engagement with the Green Climate Fund. Since then GBRW has continued to develop its credentials in green finance, supplementing its wider expertise in financial sector development.

Sustainable and green finance is very much an emerging field. Policy-makers in many markets welcome advice in developing practical strategies to optimize policy to facilitate sustainable and green finance. GBRW’s long experience as banking and finance practitioners, and in developing and implementing financial sector development strategies are critical.

While we work with government agencies and regulators at the policy-level, GBRW’s strength as banking and finance practitioners really comes into play working with financial sector actors. We can work with banks, development financiers, asset managers, and insurers to transfer the competences, tools, models, and methodologies required for sustainable and green finance. This can be delivered through a mix of training and/ or consulting engagements.

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Sustainable & Green Finance News

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GBRW Supports Sustainable Finance in Thailand

25th January, 2022

Philippe Belot

The EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy: A GBRW Whitepaper

17th January, 2022

Mike Coates

Supporting Green Investment in Vietnam: The role for a Green Finance Institution

30th September, 2019

Sustainable & Green Finance Assignments

Thailand Sustainable Finance Initiatives

Feasibility Study for a Green Finance Institution for Vietnam

Advice on the design of climate Public-Private Partnership funds

Design of a Private Sector Window for the Green Climate Fund

Sustainable & Green Finance Team

The profiles of some of our Sustainable and Green Finance experts are shown below. They have extensive practical experience in the subject covering a wide range of markets. As former banking and finance practitioners they are immersed in both the practice as well as the theory of Sustainable and Green Finance. We welcome enquiries from both potential clients and partners, so please do not hesitate to contact us or connect directly.

Philippe Belot

Joint Managing Director, GBRW Consulting/ Learning

Philippe Belot has more than 30 years of banking experience, financing the corporate sector. In his last position in 2014-2017, he put in place and led as Managing Director the corporate lending activity of B&C PLC, a newly created merchant bank supervised by the Bank of England and focused on privately-owned SMEs.

Prior to B&C, Philippe was for 18 years Portfolio Manager and Senior Banker at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). There, he carried out complex financing transactions and designed programmes destined to foster the development of SMEs and the private sector in Eastern Europe.

Philippe started his career in the corporate sector, with the finance departments of industrial groups, forming the groundwork of his subsequent banking roles. Philippe graduated in finance from HEC Paris, the leading European business school. His international profile has led him to operate in challenging environments in emerging markets and to manage culturally diverse teams. He speaks English, French and German, as well as Russian and Polish.

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Tony Deary

Director, GBRW Consulting/ Learning

Tony is a financial services policy and regulatory advisor based in Singapore with broad experience in banking regulation and financial systems development. Formerly he had a career with the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States in the area of banking and financial services supervision and regulation.

Since 2012 he has worked on financial sector development initiatives globally. He has led numerous banking sector projects particularly in the SE Asia region addressing topics in financial inclusion, payment systems development, financial reporting and sustainable finance.

Tony has served several advisory roles to jurisdictions implementing Basel 3 reforms and IFRS 9 adoption. He has also worked on licensing and supervision frameworks for financial services in the United States and emerging markets.

His work as a consultant with GBRW since 2020 includes supporting financial regulators and financial institutions in formulating and implementing sustainability initiatives such as policy development, environmental and social risk management frameworks, and disclosure requirements.

He is a certified trainer from the London Institute of Banking and Finance, and holds a Masters degree in Economics and Finance from Brandeis University.

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Nate Dickerson

Director, GBRW Consulting/ Learning

Joining in 2012, Nate Dickerson is the Director of Credit Risk Management at GBRW. Nate’s banking career started with Chase Manhattan, where he enjoyed a 13-year career. Responsibilities included domestic and international debt restructuring, credit administration, and relationship management. While at Chase, Nate also developed and delivered credit risk management training for Chase’s Credit Training Program.

Nate has been engaged as a consultant for over twenty-five years providing consulting and training in more than 20 countries in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Advisory services have focused on problem loan management, enterprise restructuring, corporate governance, credit risk management, loan assessment, institutional and industry assessments, organizational design, and human resource management.

During this time, Nate has also designed and delivered training programs for lending professionals serving the small and medium enterprise (SME) and microentrepreneur markets. Training programs have addressed Problem Loan Management; Out-of-Court Workouts; SME Credit Analysis; Commercial Credit Assessment; Understanding and Appraising a Business Plan, and Credit and Non-credit Risk Management (from the Branch Prospective). His training design and instructional skills have been honed on scores of training workshops conducted for such organizations as RMA, American Institute of Banking, National Bankers Association, Banking Skills Training and Consultancy (Vietnam), Omega Performance, and Egyptian Banking Institute.

Nate holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School, with a concentration in international finance and management information science, and a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University, with a major in philosophy.

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Fergus Clark

Director, Financial Markets

Fergus is a Director, Financial Services with GBRW and has over 20 years of international banking and consulting experience. Fergus is a senior bank executive with proven expertise and a successful track record in Risk Management, Treasury and Programme Delivery.

He began his career with a number of high profile banks including HSBC Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. His experience includes holding senior and advisory roles in Corporate and Structured Finance, Financial Markets, ESG, Policy and Risk Management disciplines.

Fergus joined GBRW in 2015 has more recently advised the CEO and board of a commercial bank on risk and capital issues. He also project managed NPL programs in 7 countries on behalf of the World Bank.

Fergus holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney. He is also a qualified solicitor, admitted in Ireland (EU), England & Wales and New South Wales (Australia). Fergus has practised law in Australia and England.

Fergus has worked across Australia, Azerbaijan, China, England, Hong Kong, Rwanda, Tajikistan and Vietnam.

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