AFMA Sustainable Finance Initiative

As an industry association with a mandate to promote efficiency, integrity and professionalism in the Australian financial markets, AFMA’s approach to the domain of sustainable finance is based on streamlining and harmonising market practices. AFMA is fulfilling its role by considering existing and upcoming market practices and supporting a coherent market structure for all participants and stakeholders. 

AFMA Sustainable Finance Stack

We have developed an analytical market framework to conceptualise sustainable finance market practices, in the form of the AFMA Sustainable Finance Stack. Click here to read more about the Stack.


AFMA's work on sustainable finance will be driven through two member platforms.
  • AFMA Sustainable Finance Forum 
​The general focus for this forum is to bring consistency to market practices corresponding to the issuer specific elements of the sustainable finance stack. The forum will also work towards coordinating cross-jurisdictional and international initiatives in sustainable finance and support a rationalised development of sustainable finance-related standards and guidance.
  • ​​AFMA ESG Risk Forum
This forum will focus on the developments around ESG factors in regulatory requirements. Particularly, the forum will look to address the challenges of integrating sustainability risk factors into existing Risk Management Frameworks. It will also monitor impacts of sustainable finance regulation on market practices

The two forums will collaborate to address sustainable finance issues in a comprehensive manner.

For more information on AFMA's Sustainable Finance Initiative, please contact AFMA Secretariat.