The events of 2020 have seen a call to arms for FIs and multilaterals to collaborate more in order to ensure that the crisis does not prevent otherwise viable trade from taking place, as well as addressing the ongoing trade finance gap. With heightened awareness of the need to ensure international supply chains are more transparent, a new initiative led by the Asian Development Bank lists the suppliers and manufacturers of products, as well as the banks that support them, in a global directory. This group exercise will bring practitioners together to discuss how such activities can help governments, banks, investors and companies by ensuring accurate supply and use of data.
Roberto Leva, Investment Specialist, Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Gwynne Master, Managing Director & Global Head of Trade, Lloyds Bank
Andrew Wilson, Permanent Observer to the United Nations, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Surath Sengupta, Managing Director, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC