Margarita Delgado: Closing address - 1st Mapfre Sustainable Finances Observatory Forum

Closing address by Ms Margarita Delgado, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Spain, at the 1st Mapfre Sustainable Finances Observatory, 24 November 2020.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
25 November 2020

Good morning.

I much appreciate this invitation to close this first Mapfre Sustainable Finances Observatory Forum.

Allow me to congratulate Mapfre on this initiative and, naturally, Iberdrola and the Valladolid San Juan de Dios centre too for this well-deserved award.

As many of you will know, I have now been Deputy Governor of the Banco de España for a little more than two years. A glance at my public agenda over this period will show that a significant number of my public interventions address what has come to be known as "green or sustainable finances".

Yet among the public addresses by my predecessors in the post, you will find none on this subject. Nor do I think you will find many speeches on sustainability on other central bank websites that are more than two years old.