San Antonio, Texas – The North American Development Bank (NADBank) is hosting the U.S.-Mexico Border Environmental Forum XXVI on August 24 and 25 at the International Center in downtown San Antonio, Texas. With the theme “Creating a Greener and More Prosperous Border” the event focuses on cross-border partnerships, climate finance and environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends, climate change mitigation and adaptation, clean energy and water, among other topics. Featuring top U.S. and Mexican officials, the two-day event is an opportunity to analyze about sustainable development that can help improve the environment in the border region.
U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar and Mexican Ambassador to the U. S. Esteban Moctezuma will open the event on day one, where they will set the stage by underscoring the importance of binational collaboration to create a cleaner environment that will enhance the quality of life and health of residents on both sides of the border.
“NADBank is proud to host this year’s Border Environmental Forum. By bringing together local and state officials, private sector developers, academics, and ESG and energy innovators from the U.S. and Mexico, we provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and collaboration between the two countries in a way that will bring the most impact to the border region,” said NADBank Managing Director Calixto Mateos Hanel.
Keynote speakers also include San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, who will provide welcoming remarks during Wednesday’s luncheon that will feature Nuevo Leon Governor Samuel Alejandro Garcia Sepulveda and Ken Roberts, Founder and President of World City, a company focused on the impacts of international trade. Mexican Senator Gina Cruz Blackledge from Baja California and U.S. Congressman Tony Gonzales from Texas will be the keynote speakers during the breakfast on day two.
The sponsors of this year’s forum include Kansas City Southern Lines, IBC Bank; City of San Antonio Economic Development Department, Global Engagement Office; Cacheux, Cavazos & Newton; UK Export Finance; Overland Architecture Urban Design; Anzalduas International Bridge; Ritch Mueller; Source; Avisa Partners; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Holland & Knight and McDermott Will & Emrey.
The forum will have a hybrid format, allowing people to attend in person or virtually. For the full agenda, additional information and to register, visit the NADBank BEF XXVI page.
NADBank is a financial institution established and capitalized in equal parts by the United States and Mexico for the purpose of financing environmental infrastructure projects along their common border. As a pioneer institution in its field, the Bank is working to develop environmentally and financially sustainable projects with broad community support in a framework of close cooperation and coordination between Mexico and the United States.