Public Banks & SMEs' Journey to Sustainability

Greening Finance for MSMEs

On June 6th, The Montreal Group and the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) hosted a collaborative webinar on the topic of Greening Finance for MSMEs.

The Montreal Group (TMG) and the International Development Club organized this webinar in order to inform both organizations’ members about the current strategies that are being undertaken by Public Development Banks across the globe on SMEs and their journey to sustainability.

Moderated by Mabel Gonzalez, Head of Operations & Sustainability at The Montreal Group, and Antonin D’Ersu, Partnerships Officer at the International Development Finance Club, this webinar offered the view and strategy of four public development banks across the globe on the journey of SMEs on sustainability.

The banks represented were TMG members BDC (Canada), Bpifrance (France), DBN (Nigeria) and SIDBI (India). To find out more about the insights shared by these banks, we invite you to view the presentations below.


1. Marion Chivot-Legris, Senior Advisor, Corporate Sustainability & ESG at BDC, who presented the highlights of the BDC strategy to support SMEs in their journey to sustainability

2. Sylvie Ratté, Senior Economist at BDC, who presented the results of BDC’s latest survey: ESG in Your Business: The Edge You Need to Land Large Contracts

3. Clément Damasse, Sustainable Development & ESG Manager at Bpifrance, who presented Bpifrance’s 360-degree solution to support SMEs in their journey to sustainability

4. Lolade Awogbade, Sustainability Specialist at DBN, who presented DBN’s Strategy to Building the Capacity of our Participating Financial Institutions to enable Sustainable Funding for MSMEs

5. Dr. R. K Singh, Chief General Manager at SIDBI, who presented SIDBI’s learnings, approach, and strategy on Greening of MSMEs